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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Pure Milwaukee Genius Series 1: Made with three styles of fresh American hops and fruity ale yeast that requires greater fermentation, it finishes with a dark amber appearance, spicy hop flavor and bold, malty backbone. The punch this potent brew packs reminds us all that when you want to make a point, youíre better off making a statement.


hamrech's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Not exactly what I expected, although Iím not 100% sure quite what I expected in the first place. Solid brew though. Malt comes through pretty heavy, but well-hopped enough to balance somewhat. Fruity up front, with a kinda smoky booze burn on the back end. Surprisingly easy to drink for a brew as strong and dark as this is. Itís not outstanding, but itís legit for sure.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3302) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. You can really feel the alcohol in this one. Swirling layer of foam over a copper looking beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1900) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2014
bottle @ Johnís Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear amber brown color, frothy tan head that stays, mottled curtain of lace. Taste malt and more malt. It cruises without incident through the palate to slight bittering and hidden alcohol that becomes more obvious as the drink is consumed. The finish warms as it extends through the finish. A good big ale, but not enough complexity to make it great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teemoney (47) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Poured from bottle into regular straight sided glass. Dark amber, almost brown color with cream head that sticks around. Nose is sweet maltiness. Tougue is all malt with just a hint of booziness in the finish. Nice, smoothe mouth feel. Pretty solid beer from a cool local friendly brewer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (662) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Not bad. Dark Reddish brown. Aroma was oddly absent...some malts. Toffee and some cocoa big in the taste, hop bitterness at the end. Overall tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1231) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a deep mahogany red/brown with a tan head and good lacing. Aroma is malty with a touch of raisin and berry. Taste is sweet and malty with a slightly bitter finish that offsets the sweet and masks the alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2014
(bottle) dark amber. Aroma of toffee and a little resin. Flavor is sweet toffee malt and resiny hops.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
nearly clear brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is mostly caramel and toffee, with a little sweet citrus and herbal hops thrown in, surprisingly weak aroma. Flavor is roast, chocolate, molasses, licorice, some dark fruits, earthy leaves, nutty notes and citrus. Medium body with a creamy to syrupy feel, light, but blanketing and pretty sharp carbonation and dry finish, with a lingering prickly carbonation and a sort of tree bark-like astringency. Good stuff overall, but the aroma being so weak brings it down a peg. A bit weird, though. I think if somebody were trying to make a fruitier Dubbel using American-style ingredients they might come up with something like this.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TXBadger (1336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
A fairly mundane offering from Lakefront, I was expecting more. Pours a dark amber color, but not a whole lot going on in the aroma department. On the palate there is some spice and a little hop resin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
(Bottle). Minimally filtered light brown appearance with thick head and lacing. Flavor of alcohol mixed with malt. This one falls short from this brewer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akoeninger (414) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle from Willy St Coop. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Very floral of apricot and citrus. Some candied sugared aroma as well. Taste is floral and juicy with a strong caramel, malt backbone. Slightly bitter on the finish with some alcohol. Slightly warming. This is a very enjoyable beer, I wish this came in more than sets of four. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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