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RATINGS: 1712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Canned 2/20/13 "Happy G’Birthday!" Appearance: Like any other Oskar Blues product, crystal clear. This one has a color you’d expect -- red. The head is off-white, meringue-like, and about a finger high. Lacing is spotty but nice. Smell: A very nice blend of hops, and it’s hard to pinpoint one aroma that I’m getting out of it ... the "aftersmell" is super sweet, which is the best part about it. After digging for a little while, I finally decided that this beer has a pretty significant pineapple and tropical fruit aroma. Taste: Malty flavors coat the mouth quite a bit thanks to the fact that this is a red, but the intense amount of hops balance that sweetness extremely well. Peppery, spicy hops burn the back of the tongue just a little bit, and I find that it’s a great way to make sure the malt isn’t too dominant. The finish is a tad bitter, but the front is pretty sweet, so again, very nice balance here overall. Feel: The feel on this one is nearly perfect -- it’s a pretty big beer (ABV wise and someone heavy in the feel as well), and it almost drinks like a meal. At the same time, the drinkability on this one is crazy high. Overall: This could be my favorite Oskar Blues offering. Dale’s Pale is a great pale ale with a refreshing hop kick, Mama’s Little Yella is a must-try for anybody that’s a Bud Light only person (since it has a pretty light, but solid flavor), Deviant Dale’s is a huge, burning, whale of an IPA... but G’Knight is just better, despite how good all of those beers are. Super tasty, refreshing, gets the job done... must try.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (75) - - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at the Tap Works in Chicago served in a snifter. Nice red color, quickly fading reddish head, nice lacing. Fruity aroma with malt, nicely hopped. Another really good brew from Oskar Blues.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
16.1.2015. Aroma of exotic fruits. Taste of exotic fruits, pineapple, passionfruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1027) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 20, 2015
16oz can pours dark clear amber red with a finger and a half of head. Malt driven but more balance than Deviant Dales with some creamy malt toast caramel mixing with nice fruity citrus, mango, peach notes. Finishes with medium sweetness and bitterness, some lingering citrus and light piney tropical fruit, toast. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
truebluehes (182) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Can. Nice hop aroma with great malt balance. Velvet smooth on tongue, great finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
pours clear bright medium dark golden orange with a creamy reviving light orange cap, nice lacing. tons of fruity maltiness - wild berries, strawberries, woodsy coconut, citrus and ginger, delicate pine, clean yeast, grapefruit peel and pepper. average to light carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky; almost balanced fruitypiney-citrusy finish. this ale represents the idea of this (sully) style. much enjoyed! big, heady and hefty without being bold and aggressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strife21 (223) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours dark red with thick tannish head. Smell is citrus, mango, cherry, orange and pine. Taste is pine, citrus, mango and floral hops. Medium body, medium carb. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Nitro tap at Olympic. From notes. Dank with citrus hops, fruity yeast and a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1090) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Big can shared by Dino, thanks! Pours medium amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, pine. Flavor follows, some earthiness near the finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (871) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Quite hoppy smell, taste is hoppy off the bat, mellows with time of course..scores higher as time goes on...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Tap at Blind Tiger, New York. Colour is ruby with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, sweetness, caramel, hops and malts.


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