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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - 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."


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6311) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small medium white head. A nice super sweet caramel and fruit nose. rich earthy dry grains, caramel, toffee, fruity, dusty, strawberries. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2336) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2590) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
(Local Option Blood ov the Kings) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into an english pint glass, ABV 6% Dark orange colour on the body ans slightly hazy, with two fingers of thick, off-white head on top. Very good retention. Aroma is very fruity, very hoppy too. Some wheat on the back but mostly covered by the fruity aromas. Cookie dough too, light grains, citrus. Great taste! Again lots of fruits, biscuits, light grains and faint nuts, light chocolate even, marzipan, cocoa, something that brings red peppers to mind without being spicy. Medium body, good carbonation, nice dryness on the palate. Very good, at first seems like an average one but it ends up great,one of the few that I notice so much difference between aroma and flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demmbonz (589) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle to LO glass. Beautiful copper red pour with a creamy light tan head. Bready biscuity with a dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4679) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3582) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
(draft @ Local Option - Chicago, IL) Hazy orange with a fizzy white head. Dry wheat and light fruit aroma with a hint of spice and yeast. Flavor start off with a dry wheat note, almost like a milder version of Gumballhead, with a spicy and very dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3057) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
500 ml bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep copper with large yeast flecks and a full orange-light tan head. Aroma: Rich caramel maltiness, a bit grainy and mashy/brothy, a little berry-like fruitiness, a bit of resinous/pine hops, gets peppery later on. Palate: Medium+ body and full carbonation. Flav.: Quite dank and peppery with a very rich malty backbone, drier than expected for this much malt, phenolic; dry with decent bitterness and a long, fairly peppery/dank finish.

A helluva “Wheat Ale”. Also, pretty big for a 6% beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Great beer. Golden coloured and hazy. White head, mostly lasting. Heavy hoppy, malty, crispy and harmonic. Cremy and dry.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbopslt (350) - New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Poured from bottle. Dark red pour. Half inch head. Good lacing. Toasted aroma. Full bodied. A little heavy but enjoyable. More of a winter beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (4918) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
light blood aroma,golden, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, hoppy, bitter finish.


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