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RATINGS: 1801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Our “Velvet M-80” is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ale with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs). It’s brewed in tribute to a fellow Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of our Lyons hometown. For all the details behind this tribute follow this link to www.N3978Y.com. G’Mornin’. G’Day. G’Knight.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Can poured a nice amber color with a thick white head and fair lacing. Aromas of citrus and light bitter fruity notes with dry malty undertones. Bitter malty flavors with citrus and hops, light floral notes linger and transition back to bitter and dry citrus notes. The Finish is clean and dry with malts and hops left on the tung.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 28, 2016
On tap and 12oz can. Pours a dark amber color with a slightly off white head that sticks around. Aroma of citrusy hops lead on the nose and are followed by a floral sweetness. Maltiness if noticeable, but not overwhelming. Taste is bright but slightly resiny and citrus hops that lead perfectly into malty sweetness with a great balance. The alcohol is hidden well, and leaves tropical notes on the tongue. Finishes smoothly and not too bitter. Carbonation is near perfect. Body is full, but still drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2016
Keg at Andrew Usher’s. Hazy ruby body with a thin beige head that fades. Aroma of caramel and stewed tea. Flavour of golden syrup and toffee apple with a peppery hop finish. Medium body with a oily, chewy mouthfeel. Rich, sweet and hoppy. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (764) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
355ml can. Pours a hazy deep red with a medium, frothy, long lasting beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of grapefruit, caramel malt and pine. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, bread, grapefruit, pine and alcohol with a dry, woody finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2628) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 11, 2016
33cl can from brewdog online shop. Color is copper. Appearance is clear. Head is thin to medium and white. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Very balanced. Aroma is pine, hops, malt, orange, wood, herbs. Great!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
355 ml can at Brewers Beer Bar, Göteborg. Copper coulour with off white head. Fruity, grapefruit, resin, zest, pine, caramel and marmelade. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weitz15 (533) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Amber red pour, thin cream head. Aroma of light citrus. Flavor is crisp citrus with some malts.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (818) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2016
DATE: June 26, 2016... OCCASION: on the eve of Willow Lake Camp summer six, we begin with Shark Week too!... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter.... pours a dense ruby red body that sports a strong two-finger off-white head that settles to a craggy, chunky half finger of unevenness... lovely floral overtones with the pine that makes an IPA great...thick bread malts form a wall against which a rum-like alcoholic strength is developed... smooth, confident, medium-bodied with a creamy aspect--way too accessible for a beer nearing 9% ABV... mango, grapefruit and sweet pine roil into a strong malt base that strikes caramel and bread... sticky resin enhances the experience--deliciousness! The Oskar Blues folks know how to brew--as well as how to honor the patriarchs of the class beer world... unbelievably agreeable in its palate and rewarding in its flavor profile... another (!) Oskar Blues champion, one I would reach for among others in the genre....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Very nicely done, with a creamy texture full of abundant caramel and brown sugar malt flavors giving way to a refreshing piney hop finish, with the heat covered well. Slight citrus notes add balance and complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (995) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2016
Copper color, off-white head. Malty nose, ripe fruit, caramel, bread, yeast. Sweet malty taste, ripe fruity, raisins, yeast, bread, hint of resin, moderate bitterness. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, sticky texture.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Tap at the brewery with ECBT crew. 10 oz pour. Copper/amber color with a pleasant off white head. Nose is more malty than anticipated but with a musty hop pine note. Taste is big and assertive with a malty backbone working well with a hoppy bitterness. Finish has a lingering hop presence with a burnt sugar feel. Full bodied but clean. A few of these without certainly make for a long g’knight.


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