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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Well, sure, the Cold War might be over, but you can’t be certain, can you? You’ve got brewers putting all sorts of crazy things into your beer – do you ever really know where they came from, or why they’re even there in the first place?
You need a beer you can trust, and that’s why we make Purity of Essence. It’s an overstuffed blend of the best malts, fresh Noble hops, yeast, and water, brewed according to the German Reinheitsgebot – the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 – but you won’t find anything like this in the Old Country. Vienna and Munich malts add just a bit of color and malty firmness to balance the intense hoppy flavors and aromas that make this brew distinctly American.

Malts: German Pilsner, Vienna, Cara-Munich, and Wheat malts
Hops: German Perle, Tettnang, and Hersbrucker
Available in 22 ounce bottles and in kegs.

NOTE: ABV is stated as 6.5% on the bottle but 5.4% on the website. The former appears to be correct.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chrisos Back In The UK Tasting.

Clear medium amber color with a large to huge, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100522]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone and white head. Aroma is fruity and caramelish malty. Sweet malty, citrusy and peachy. Bitter and fruity finish with a sweet caramelish malt base. Ends dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. An unclear golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of fruits - mostly peaches and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and grapefruits, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Hazy orange colour with small white head. Aroma is bread, fruits, some herbs, spices, toffee and mild nectary notes. Flavour is fruits, earth, grass, malts, yeast and some mild hayish notes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2011
Cask gravity @GBBF 2010. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Hazy gold amber beer. No real head. Softish dry palate. Lagerish malt with a little orange grapefruit hops. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
bottle at chris -o ... copper bubbly white head ..light fruity lemon hop nose ... bitter hop fruits .. not my thing ....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle at ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting. Gold, slight haze, thin beige head. Some hop on aroma. Good in mouth. Nice enough hop.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
(Draught) Pours a lightly cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, grass, herbs, and earthiness. Flavor of mild hops (floral, herbal, citrus) and toasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11593) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2009
22oz bottle. Large off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grass, some grapefruit, light cantaloupe. Taste is medium sweet, grassy/grapefruit, light sourness, bread. Medium body, some acidity.


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