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Local Option Blood ov the Kings

Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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At the peak of summer 1631 King Gustavus Adolphus led thousands of Swedish troops into Northern Germany. Following the destruction and subsequent plundering of Brandenburg Adolphus’ army marched through the endless wheat fields en route to Bavaria. Brewed with copious amounts of red wheat, Blood ov the Kings is aromatically driven by bread, biscuit and notes of exotic fruit. Hazy and medium bodied the beer has a rich and creamy mouth feel with a dry, bitter, and slightly sweet finish. Unbound by the Reinheitsgebot Blood ov the Kings would certainly have been the vital fluid of victory for the Swedish monarch as he spilled blood across the wheat fields of Northern Europe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
pours hazy bright golden reddish with a tall light beige orange head, very good retention and strong lacing. spicy toasted if not torrefied wheat, husky cereals, grilled habaneros and smokey chipotle, dark chocolate, lagering fruitiness - oranges, spicy and peppery apricots - cascadian-like, herbal tea, hint of wheat acidity, hint of maple sweetness, dusty yeast. average carboantion, light to medium body - oily, drying herbal-citrusy-grassy--peppery-astringen finish. spicy cocoa wheat ale. unique. quite enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2059) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Blood of Kings has a hugely dank resinous sticky hop bouquet. The taste is surprising with licorice and other dark malt flavors added to the hops though the beer is a deep copper. A mindfuck kind of genre bending beer - try it at least once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8560) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Half liter bottle courtesy of a friend. Thanks Mika! Pours a hazy rust color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of wheat, bread, rye, toast, dark fruit. The taste is bread crusts, rye, caramel, spice, faint dried fruits. Medium bodied, dry, moderate carbonation, slight lingering bitterness. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6281) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Tap. Clear dark orange pour with a white pillowy head. Grain and bready. Some malty sweetness. Hint of fruit. Creamy palate. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsandman (310) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a murky reddish amber, thin beige head. Aroma is fresh earth, biscuit, caramel, sweet potato, faint stale bland hop. Flavor is malt city, bready, caramel, medium sweet with some murky earthy hop slipping through at the end. Med body. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s in Chicago.
Pours a dark and murky reddish-brown with a small white ring of head. Predominately bread in the aroma along with some raisin or plums. The taste is generally wheaty and breadlike. Moderate carbonation. Finishes with a touch of sweetness. It’s okay. 2014-08-09

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Poured straight into the glass to kick up some foam and get a good whiff. Indeed bready smell with a bit of plum and herb. Nose carries some alcohol for a "regular strength" beer. Hazy body is more amber than red, under a big, puffy and lacy head.Taste matches the nose, includes a sharp bitterness like sucking on a tea bag. Enjoyable enough in toto, and the extra nose of alcohol also turns the beer into a sticky coating on my lips. But you need to be in the mood for something that’s not what the big boys call "drinkable."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2014
500ml bottle. Murky unfiltered orange hued amber-brown. Steady beige head. Really sublime and well done. Smooth and easy drinking, on the lighter side of full bodied. I’m not a fan of amber malt in general, but they do a really job of balancing it out. Toffee, caramel, red wheat, cherrywood. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3836) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Rye bread nose. Murky ochre, thick sticky yellow head. Astringent. Pencil shavings, lemon zest, dried leaves on the back end. Light body, soft carbonation, no noticeable alcohol. Refreshing despite its appearance, but not fantastic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1168) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
A wheaty red ale with a bitter finish. Pours red with a tan head. Had out I a bottle at home. Smells malty. Easy to drink ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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