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Against the Grain Under The Bridge And Steaming: The Kinzie St. Bridge Tragedy

Against the Grain Under The Bridge And Steaming: The Kinzie St. Bridge Tragedy
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Spray! Itís wasting time!
Itís a brown ale. One of the two best brown ales in the known universe. Itís also a tribute. With this beer we pay our respects to the victims of the greatest tragedy in the history of Chicago: The Great Kinzie Street Bridge Tragedy. It was an ordinary day on the Chicago River for a boatload of innocent folks. Then tragedy struck as Dave Matthews dumped 800lbs of feces out of his tour bus and onto their heads! This beer is our little tribute to those victims. Never forget. Never forgive.
ABV 5.1% IBU 20.0 OG 12.8P

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11406) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Brown pour. Draft. CAramel malts and a slight specialty grain kick. Pretty standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft at Jerryís. Dark red-mahogany with big, frothy, tan head, light legs / Toasty, dry nose of roast grain, roast coffee / Light to medium body, very soft carbonation, somewhat thin, hint of sweetness but mostly dry / Dull, cooked flavors of stale coffee, toast, black tea, molasses, nut / A weak effort from this usually fine brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Draft at two. Super smooth brown beer. Creamy and nutty. Want to have it again but prob can't find this again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Draft sample. Poured a hazy brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid dark toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
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The halfway point was a transition towards to the heavier styles. Still accessible this would have been the highlight of the night if it werenít for the behemoth that was 70K.

Aroma / Appearance - The clouded caramel base retained just wisps of the head by the time I got to it. Minimal lacing creeps down the sides. Red vines, roasted tea leaves, and malt drive a functional and effective point home.

Flavor / Palate - Malted iced tea refreshes the palate. Gentle on the senses but not mild it has a sweet playful mouthfeel. Red licorice transitions into the mildly bitter finish. This one is a home run that must have been hit from nearby Slugger Field and landed in a mash tun.

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