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Lucid Craig’s Ale

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Craig was Lucid’s largest Kickstarter donor. This beer was brewed in his honor. Brewed with chocolate, crystal, and flaked-rye, Craig’s Ale is rich and complex with chocolate and peppery notes. This firkin was aged on cocoa nibs.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a cloudy copper with thick frothy off white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is chocolate, nuts, toffee. Thin mouthfeel with rich malt, chocolate, raisin, and light dry finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4119) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured reddish brown with an easy forming off-white head. This was interesting beer and concept, but overall it was underwhelming. Some cocoa notes with balancing rye spice and bitterness. Bread-like malts and rye mostly on this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (626) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours a dark chocolate-brown, with (in my case) a huge, pillowy head. Maybe I got a bottle that was over-carbonated or something, but this was spraying out once I uncapped it. The aroma has some roasted grain in it and some alcohol notes. Flavor contains some chocolate and some roasted grain, but is largely of leather, with a strange, lingering sourness at the end of it, like a wild yeast or something snuck into this. I don’t think I’d drink another bottle, but it was worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Brown with no head. Looks really flat. Nice sweet nose. Not as much rye as expected. Really smooth finish with some alcohol burn at the end

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
@CBC-lt tan-copper. A-roasty med malt-peat. T-sweet roasty med malt-peat/toffee, earthy hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atom (1305) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
On tap at Grumpy’s NE, pours amber with large off-white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and some spice. Taste of chocolate and caramel malts with an uneasy peppery alcohol punch. Really no rye, drinkable I guess, certainly forgettable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
From the description it sounds like a very intriguing blend. The flavor here wasn’t as bold or unique as anticipated, but it was still good. The chocolate tends to outpace the rye, and softens it helpfully, too. But not an overwhelming "chocolate beer" either. (on tap at Groveland Tap, St. Paul)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Minnesota Winterfest 2013. Dark red color with a small head. Strong rye and grain aroma. Very heavy rye flavor. Quite bready. I could be talked into a pumpernickle comparison. Moderate bitterness. Thick mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2194) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Growler. Malty dry aroma. Dark brown sparse head poured from growler that looked someway flat coming out. Really good brown with good balance and solid moderate hop and mostly malt. Lightly carbonated that may be less so out of the tap.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1833) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2013
On tap at Winterfest 2013. Brown pour with no head. Chocolate and spice in aroma and taste.


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