Elysian Double Herbert
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Double Herbertís Legendary Ale is an extreme version of a beer brewed each fall in a different Washingto brewery in honored memory of brewing pioneer Bert Grant to promote the Washington Brewers Guild Cask Festival. Double Herbertís is as intense and cantankerous as its namesake, who opened the nationís first post-prohibiton brewpub in Yakima in 1983 and brought the first India Pale Ale and Imperial Stout to the American brewing renaissance. 8.2 ABV, 82 IBU.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2009
This was on tap at Brouwers called the Legendary Herbert. I am going with bitbucket. This ismore than likely the right beer? Aroma is of doughy malts, caramel, citrus, and floral hops. Pours hazy amber with a thin bubbly head. Sweetish fruity IIPA, not too bitter, dry or resiny, but a nice citrus/floral hop presence is there. Pretty nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2009
I guess this is the right beer? On tap at Malt & Vine. Lightly hazy copper with a lacy off-white head. Sweet mango, grapefruit and toffee nose, full body and moderate carbonation. The taste had all the same stuff. Bittersweet finish. Like Kaiser, I wish I would have kept better notes on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 Tasted at Elysian downtown and at Tangletown (Elysian offshoot pub) on cask. This Imperial Red/IPA was made specifically to be tasted from the cask. Pours a very cloudish copper orange color. The aroma is very intense on the hop side, also contains hints of citrus. At first taste this brew comes off INCREDIBLY intense on the hop side of things, which then moves into a sweeter note with butterscotch candy. Hops are tasted all the way through the finish, which is where the bitterness really sets in. Iím not a huge hophead, but the complexity of this one is very intriguing, and I found it to be quite nice (while extremely wild and intense!).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
On this on cask a month or two back at Elysian Tangletown. They said it was a tribute to one of the PNW brewing pioneers...Very strong brew. Good hops...very alcoholic. Wish I would have wrote more.

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