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Due South UXO American Strong Ale

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
UXO is an American Strong Ale paying homage to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians that have served in the US Military. UXO is a term EOD Techs use meaning unexploded ordnance.

The beer is a big one, clocking in at 8.1% ABV. At 67 IBU’s, it also has plenty of hops. A earthy hop bite comes across first followed by a caramel malt backbone. It finishes with a nice bitterness that lingers for a few minutes on the palette.

Interesting Fact: Mike Halker, founder and head brewer at Due South chose to brew this beer for a simple reason – he’s a former EOD Tech himself. He served with the 61st EOD out of Fort Sill, OK. A portion of the proceeds will go to the EOD Warrior Foundation.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10859) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel, citrus. Flavour is fruit , malt, caramel,. citrus, pine, grapefruit, peaches. Bitter finish. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1662) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a hazy brownish red with a khaki colored head. Aroma is some alcohol and sweet candied dark fruits. Pretty much no dramatic hops to speak of. Taste starts sweet and ends bitter. Mostly a mess at this point but a worthy cause.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9258) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft... Hazy Longhorn-orange pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. Spicy, peppery, floral and piney notes are the aromatic standouts here. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with jazzy carbonation. The flavor presents a nice interplay of lupulin and malt. Metallic, spicy, resiny bitterness up front, then tea biscuit, cookie dough and toffee work their way into the mix. Finishes crisp and mildly bitter - followed by a lingering malty and lightly sweet aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3030) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12 ounce can
A behemoth of a beer, this feels much heavier than its 8% ABV should suggest. Unfortunately it also lacks the oomph that would set it apart from the typical American strong ale. A good effort falls into the middle of the pack by the end. Even so thanks to the Florida trader for sharing an undiscovered local.

Aroma / Appearance - A thick long lasting head rests placidly on the surface of a ruby red base. Warmth and lazy long legs give it some depth. Warm maple syrup, fresh hops, red vines, and caramel mix movie candy with breakfast before a homebrewing session. Dense and chewy it is almost suffocating.

Flavor / Palate - Sharp resin sticks to every surface of the tongue along with caramel, red vines, and oak bark. Over time the creamy mouthfeel finds its way into every nook and cranny of the mouth. A filling profile meets expectations but does not exceed them. What gives it high marks are the things that give most high gravity American beers an edge - more of everything. Ultimately if I had the choice between this and a light lawnmower beer I may go with the latter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marheb (2158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
Liquide ambrée douteux avec une mousse saine et crémeuse. Le nez est hyper résineux, caramélisé et cendré, très puissant. En bouche c’est collant et résineux avec une amertume presque toxique qui réussie à supplanter les malts musclés. Un bête hors de contrôle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5587) - Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Can to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a slightly hazy burnt orange with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells like an aged DIPA/barley wine; malty with notes of aged bitter hops. Tastes like it smells with notes of caramel. Nice and smooth on the palate. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
12oz can, thanks to homer321. Shared with b3shine and friends. Sticker on the can reads 3/14/2014, whatever that means ( I’ve seen these types of stickers before, though, and I assume it’s the date that the beer store received the beer ). Can is slightly over-filled. Totally hazy darker amber orange color. Thin khaki head. Dots and short ropes of lace. Looks solid. Caramel malty sweet taste, light spiciness. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. OK american strong ale. Malty, with some alcohol heat. Not too sweet, some good amount of bitter to balance the sweetness, but there’s some heat to it too. OK malty kind of caramely but more bitter strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2525) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pours out a nice ruby red color with a creamy white head. Aroma is of lots of caramel, sweet toffee, light citrus hops. Taste is much the same, caramel, toffee, grain, citrus hops, light alcohol, bread, finishes with some sweet bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31488) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is grapefruity and pine. Sweet, bitter and slight herbal. Dry. Bitter and herbal finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3244) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Can at America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours cloudy rich amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit, with notes of caramel. Sweetish, malty flavour, with regular, bitter, hoppy notes and touches of citrus. Bitter aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. OK.


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