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Local Option Blood ov the Kings

Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3001) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
16.9oz bottle 4/17/14 (Binnys Downers Grove)-44° in Shaker-Pours a murky orangish amber with a small loose off white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and caramel. Taste of wheat, citrus, caramel, .grain, and earthiness. This medium bodied brew is different for a wheat but still comes across as pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (1858) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at Schouskjelleren, october 1st 2013. Unclear golden body, big offwhite head. Aroma of wheat, tropical fruits, spice. Taste of bread, peach, toasted malt and german hops. Solid body with a sweet finish, aftertaste of wheat and yeast. A pretty good beer, but may be a bit boring after a while

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (773) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Hazy red amber beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, grain, citrus and peaches. Flavor is spicy with notes citrus, blood oranges, caramel and nuts. Very unique aroma, really well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7000) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle at the Rover, Goteborg, 21/03/14. Murky orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is citric pangs, grassy, caramel, light spice. Taste comprises caramel, vanilla, spice, light citrics, hint of bread dough. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Easy drinker but rather on the whelming side and lacking any real character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1389) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
Wonderful appearance! Lots of floaties in reddish brown brew. An amber ale with plenty of bitter hop aftertaste IMO. Little wheat influence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: The Rover, Göteborg.
Appearance: Hazy dark golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Wheat, citrus, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Wheat, hay, malt, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Hazy golden/amber with a beige head. Aroma and flavor of pale malt, biscuit, cereal, wheat, oak, and grass. Medium carbonation and light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (3769) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle at the Rovers cons 2014-03-21 Göteborg AR: hay hops, coffein kick AP: hazy amber, frothy of white head F: coffein kick, dry tropical fruits, fairly bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3241) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, orangey dark golden to amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Grainy aroma with hoppy overtones, hints of rye. Taste is grainy, bitter hoppy overtones, hints of rye. Nice, but monothematic composition.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Bottled at The Rover, Gothenburg. Cloudy amber, mid sized head. Artificial sttawberry and butter in the nose. Mid sweet, medium body, clean rounded mouthfeel. Butter and caramel. Spritzy carbonation. Low bitterness.

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