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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Bunches and bunches of wet hops are added at first wort, through the brewing process, and finally at conditioning through dry-hopping. Brau Bros’ boasts the state’s largest hopyard, with eleven varieties spread out over the eastern acreage. Harvested only minutes before use, multiple varieties contribute a complex blend of hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Our unique soil and terrain produce unequaled hops and contribute to a one-of-a-kind ale. Notes of grass, herbs, and green tea are evident and are indicative of truly authentic wet hopped beer. We preview darker October beers by incorporating Vienna Malt along with premium Two Row Pale Malt and tangy Biscuit Malt.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Clear medium copper-colored pour with little to no head. Big citrus/grassy hop aroma. Taste has some caramel malt undertones with lots of grapefruit/citrus hop flavor with minimal bitterness. Quite nice.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of resin with subtle citrus notes. Bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edwardbass (489) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
12 oz bottle from Discount Liquors in Milwaukee. Maybe a bit old? Aroma is malt and some wet grass. Amber color with a small head. Taste is very malty, with the hops in the background, though the fresh hops are obvious from the grassy taste. Not bad overall, but not great for what is supposed to be a fresh hop beer. I think a choice of slightly less overwhelming malts would have made this beer a great one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, biscuit, light honey, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of citrus/floral hops and fairly balanced malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, light pine, light honey, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, light honey, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of citrus/grassy hops with moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice wet hop ale. Good balance of citrus/grassy hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (614) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a transparent dark golden color . Mild earthy hop aromas . Taste is faintly bitter with some breadiness . Finish is pretty clean . Ehhh not bad wouldn't seek out again . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Very malt forward, but may have been a bit old. Hops were pleasant but a bit bland with nothing standing out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2014
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-tan body. Foamy off-white head. Earthy hop vine taste. Grassy and dry, with some familiar citrus tones as well. Hefty mat body, full bodied. The massive malt backbone sort of overwhelms the hops, though they are certainly still there. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear, dark copper with a medium head. malt and sweet hop aromas. Really sweet with weird finish

-- rated with beerbasher

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear, dark copper with a medium beige head. Caramel malt and sweet hop aromas. Malty sweet with an odd, slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nellycale (174) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2013
From bottle, 2013. Pours a clear orange hue with thin white head. Aroma of pine, lemon, orange, light sweet malt. Taste of sweet pine, citrus, grapefruit, slight flowery, a little herbal character. Bitterness is medium and smooth through but not too strong ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle, 2013. Pour is clear Orange with wedgie creamy head. Aroma is pine, lemon, Gray, powerful fresh hop smell. Taste is sweet pine, citrus, grapefruit, slight flowery, a little herbal character. Bitterness is medium and smooth through, never overpowering.


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