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RATINGS: 137   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 (2865) - 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."


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (1591) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle pours a hazy amber/brown with a large light khaki head. Sweet caramel aroma with scotch tape hops. Taste has a pleasent hope spice and bitterness with dry caramel malt and a slight wheat presence. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
On tap at City Beer. Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of light orange, yeast, citrus, malt and some caramel. Also some weak notes of wheat. Drinkable but nothing special.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4251) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
Pours unclear orange, small white head . Smell is full , dry , bitter . Bit yeasty , some fruity tones . Taste is coockiedough , bitter , dry , very full on the coockie side ( malts ) . Aftertaste is like a bitter coockie as well. Lovely beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2411) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
500ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 14-09-2014.
Shared with Zita and Hansen.
Pours hazy golden with some white head. Some berries and fruity aromas. Medium body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is slightly bitter, fruity, light, refreshing. Ends dry. Some weird sweet notes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (3891) - - DEC 30, 2014
bottle. hazy dark gold with a medium sized, creamy white head. dusty aroma. foamy mouthfeel and medium bodied. effervescent. bitter. weird flavors of cocoa, dust, grass. desert dry. almost like some wild yeast got in here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1000) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
As someone who grew up at Gustavus Adolphus college, I saw this cool label on a 500 ml bottle and just had to try it. Pours a hazy dark orange with a medium, lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma has tropical fruit, citrus, and biscuits. Taste is slightly bitter and spicy, with both fruity and malty sweetness in the middle, and some wheat in the dry finish. Body is medium with lively carbonation. This is a complex and big beer, which satisfies more as it goes on and warms up.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3711) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2904) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3182) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6702) - 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.


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