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Local Option Blood ov the Kings

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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 Adolphusí 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6081) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsandman (247) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Binnyís 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. Itís okay. 2014-08-09

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2790) - 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 thatís not what the big boys call "drinkable."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4322) - 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. Iím not a fan of amber malt in general, but they do a really job of balancing it out. Toffee, caramel, red wheat, cherrywood. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3756) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1103) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4694) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Deep super hazy and colloidal ruby tinted copper coloured body with a muddy brown glow and a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, light spices, hay, grass, herbs, light hops and some caramel - interesting and strong. Light to Medium-bodied; Oddly astringent and medicinal at first with a thinnish malty flavour and a light bitterness that lingers with some fruits and alcohol. Aftertaste shows some hop bitterness, a touch of caramel and a thin dry oak flavour that persists throughout. Overall, an interesting beer that shows on a few different levels, but iím not sure it really counts as complexity. Neat to try, but didnít work out so great in hindsight. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods (Bowery) in New York, New York on 01-November-2013 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington on 22-July-2014.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1584) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival. Pours a hazy amber brown with a think tan head. Lots of wheat and caramel on the nose. Bready also. Finishes fairly dry. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3177) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Dosc przedziwne piwo, szokujaca etykieta, skojarzenia tego piwa i butelki jakby bylo za skandynawii. Niewielka piana ale ciemno bursztynowy kolor silnie metny i bardzo brudny ponury efekt to daje. Piwo koloru ciemno bursztynowego. W zapachu silne akcenty melona grejfruta oraz kwaskowatej pomaranczy. W smaku cos jak IPA z dodatkiem cytrusow, a na koniec nieco drozdzowosci i chleboweko dobrze wypieczonego wiejskiego bochenka chleba. Przedziwne piwo ale zlozonosc wysoka i roznorodne efekty smakowe. Piwo dla zainteresowanych.


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