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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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (5646) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Sweet malt nose. Golden pour, medium head. Funk and light malt flavor. No alcohol detected, light body. Drinks like a single, quite tame.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5339) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Blind Tiger, NYC tap ($7.50): Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is banana, clove, citrus, and tea. The tea did much more to this beer than I though it would, providing a somewhat unique taste. The taste is also quite sweet, as per usual with tripels. Hops are pretty minimal, but provide a little bit extra. Good, but not that great.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5280) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours golden/amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spices and tea, some light spice from the yeast, pale and caramel malts, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5075) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Tap. Pours clear gold with medium, creamy white head; short retention and good lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, pears, cookie malt, spice, and grassy hops. Flavor is heavy malt, light hops, and medium esters; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4920) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat, he in Illinois and me in Idaho. Poured a cloudy gold with a big white head and a lot of big lacing rings. Nose is spicy. Medium in body. Lively in mouthfeel. Flavor is very interesting, and keeps morphing with every sip, but always stay tasty. The yerba mate is a great addition. Really enjoyable and unique.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle... Poured golden amber/orange with a thick, bubbly, eggy head. Nice lacing and retention. An extremely refreshing beer. The matte creating a soothing palate with a hint of smoke and phenols. Smooth, belgian yeast esters and spices. Earthy hop flavors and floridness. Citrus, grassy tones and a hint of malt sweetness to help the body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bomber from State Line, Elkton, MD. Cloudy golden pour with a fluffy, silky looking head. Nose is very dry, which I vastly prefer to the estery mess of most American tripels. Playful mouthfeel, a pretty significant spiciness on the palate. And more of that to taste, as the brew is grassy and yeasty as fuck. Noble hop additions benefit the brew, and what might be a fairly anonymous base is enlivened by this among other additions.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at Aaron’s. Thanks man! Pour is hazy orange with big white head and great lacing. Herbal, tangy, apple skin, doughy, green apples, old cider, pears, and tannic aroma. Taste is medicinal, slightly smoky, biscuit, straw, lightly spicy, tangy, green apples, and old malt with a spicy finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Really weird shit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3446) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Tap at Stagshead. Pours pretty golden with white head. nose if fruity and bready. tastes of vanilla, tropical fruits, yeast, earth, white pepper, light butterscotch. not as big of flavor as really good triples though.


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