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Alchemist Shut The Hell Up

Alchemist Shut The Hell Up
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Formerly brewed at The Alchemist
Style: Mild Ale
Waterbury, Vermont USA
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
An American Mild Ale brewed with Horizon hops. The crisp, bitter finish is held up by a balanced malt body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12935) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
A golden ale with a thin white head. A light malt and floral hops. In mouth, a delightful ale with light malt, floral hops, all restrained, making for a good quaff. On tap at brewpub, Inbièrenationale IV, May 2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
on tap-pours a foamy white head with heavy lacing and cloudy yellow/straw color. Aroma is lemon/some pine, secondary light malt/grain. Taste is dry lemon/some pine hops bite, secondary light malt. Light body-refreshing. OK effervescence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10211) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a hazy pale yellow with a bubbly white head, like no mild I have ever seen before. Aroma had a nice hop presence with pine and a good amount of grapefruit and citrus with a light bread backbone. Flavor starts with strong pine and had a growing grapefruit note with hints of citrus and a bread backbone. Delicious but like no mild I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On tap at the Alchemist on my way to Hill Farmstead for BWBDV. Pours a hazed yellow with a medium sized beiged white head. Looks a lot like a Berliner weiss. Clean simcoe and citrus. Big citrus hops, earthy. Low ABV and great body. Long grapefruit bitterness on the finish Awesome ’little’ IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This characterful Mild Ale generously serves up the resinous and grassy luxury of Horizon hops onto as many lofty cereals as you can imagine a 3.4% abv beer to have. Flavorful, absurdly drinkable, this low gravity ale is yet another testament to John Kimmich’s immense talent.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head settles atop the golden translucence.
-The resinous hop bitterness is lengthy and succulent.
-The hay-like grain balances out the expressive hoppiness, and amazingly avoids watery characterizations for such a low gravity ale.
-I found this to be even better than their regular light offering, Light Weight.
-Do you think this beer’s name is a wry comment aimed at those who believe a craft beer has to be immense to be flavorful?

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2007
En fût. Verre dégusté à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblon. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’houblon herbacé. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #976)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, citrus fruits, and raw, fresh hoppiness. Taste of citrus, raw fresh hoppiness, with pine, resin, and grapefruit hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
Clear golden-yellow body topped by a small white head. Impressively tasty beer given its low 3.4% abv. You’d never guess. Full body with plenty of cereals. To me its most striking feature is how grassy it was. Lots of grass/hay/straw flavour. Nice grassy bitterness. Kind of pilsner-ish overall. Probably the best below 4% I’ve ever had. Plus just think how much fun you’ll have to answer “what are you drinking?” with a dry tone of voice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2011
On tap at The Alchemist last weekend. Very, very weird appearance. First we thought they mixed up the glass of this and the Whonky, given the color. Amyliz4 said I should "dock it points for being florescent yellow." I’ll leave it at a 4.0 given the strong white head and monstrous amount of lacing. Very cloudy. The nose is pretty strong in the citrus department, though this was only a precursor to the flavor, which was absolutely loaded with citrus hops and a strong bitterness. Light body and quite bitter. 30 IBUs go a long way! Really nice and uber-sessionable. (The ABV listed on the menu was sub-4; this is not 6.6%.) I beg more breweries to make more beers of this quality at this ABV. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-01-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (4199) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2007
On tap at Alchemist. Very fruity aroma. A lot like berries for some reason. Apricot and hops, light sweetness. Wonderfully fragrant. Clear yellow with huge foamy lacing head. Medium-light body with mild carbonation. Crisp and clean with good flavor profile. Nice grain sweetness through a large bitter crisp hop presence. Fruity and dry at the finish with bitter after. Very bold for a mild ale.

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