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Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse # 1 - Nibiru Yerba Mate Tripel

 
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 230   ABV: 7.65%
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NIBIRU, named for the mysterious planet X supposedly on a collision course toward earth. Nibiru is a Belgian style tripel flavored with an infusion of yerba mate. Combining the yeasty esters of Belgian yeast and the compelling tea-like flavors of the South American herb mixture, with German Northern Brewer, Czech Saaz and American Amarillo hops round out the uniqueness of this first beer of the Apocalypse. Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse #1


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle:   Fiery golden, moderate to large frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Pale bready aroma, faint floral or herbal notes.   Very pale Tripel like flavors on the tongue.   I like this in that it isn’t overly bready and thick, but it seems pretty simple.   Clean as well.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Herbal finish, slightly bready, a touch sweet.   Enjoyable.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle thanks to a trade! pours a hazy orangish amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a decent amount of light fruit with a bit of tea, a sweet grain backing and a nice amount of sweetness. Flavor is sweeter with a good amount of grain and only a hint of light fruit and grassy hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2012
22oz bottle. Clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cotton candy, Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, some Pilsner malt. Medium body, some stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2012
Amber gold in color, hazy with a thin head. Big Yeast and spice aroma. nice backing with malt and the infused Yerba this made for one tasty brew that will protect me for the future.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2944) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottled. Not sure if it was just the branding or what but it really was very tea-like, a pale tea color, tea aroma, tea taste. Not bad but interesting. Could have used a bit more pop.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2012
The beer pours a clear, deep golden color with a moderately full, white, fluffy head which settles a rocky layer and leaves scattered lace. The nose is odd with herbal notes mostly; light star anise, some pepper, clove, bready, caramelly, light citrus, and some graham cracker. The flavor is similar with leafy notes, Oreo crumbs, pepper, light clove, anise, light citrus, and some earthy yeast. The palate is medium, soft to lively, watery, and velvety. The finish is bitter, citrus, anise, leafy notes, and some clove in there. Actually a decent beer but not very trippel-like. The spicing was nice but did not add to the style of the beer. Inn the end, the beer drank more like a Single but the end result was fairly marginal.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3370) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours aa medium white head, with some lacing, over a clear gold (SRM 5) body....nose is light pear, hints of apple, bit of floral tones, cereal...taste is pear, apple, hints of floral honey, light sweetness, later hint of green pepper, leading to a slightly harsh bite from the hop yerba mate combination which lingers....mouth feel medium, carbonation low. This meets the style, with the exception that pepper aromas and flavors are too hidden. The use of the yerba mate as part of the late bittering in the taste palette is quite clever, but does not really get to the same place that the more typical recipes do. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (2144) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Super clear and with a firm persistent head. Sweet pears and a familiar Belgian yeast dominate the nose. I’m not familiar with Yerba Mate but I guess it must contribute a lightly earthy note and heaps and heaps of apple and pear flavor. Some real bitterness and a strange light smokiness mingle with a fruity sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40082) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
From tap at Taphouse Grill as Elysian Apocalypse Nibiru. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and crisp hoppy. Mild fruity, light yeasty and toasted malty. Bitter and mild yeasty fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bomber bottle from Halftimebeverage.com delivered to Pittsburgh of all places. Shared with my wife and her girlfriend, both of whom were excited to see the inclusion of yerba mate, a favorite tea of theirs. None of us could really detect a strong presence of tea flavorings and I sense they were slightly disappointed overall. Me too. For a premiere series brew with a great apocalyptic theme, Elysian is off with an average and ho-hum start.


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