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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Glaucus is the mythological existence of a being, both man and fish, a deity amongst mere mortals. The only beer fitting of such a name marries bold and spicy Belgian yeasy with bright citric American hops in a way even the gods would adore. Savor this golden beverage that can calm even the harshest seas.

Batch #015 bottled: 5/23/12
Batch #020 bottled: 6/27/12


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (638) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to neighbor Larry. Pour is light in color and flavor. Sharp floral and citrus. Pretty good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
In short: A very sweet, quite spicy and generously fruity-hoppy golden Belgian Ale. Chaotic beer of low drinkability. Fail.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed when around 2 or 3 months of age. Bottle from cetherid, thanks Chris.
The look: Cloudy bright golden body topped by a medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is musky, spicy, hoppy, cantaloupes, citrus fruits. Intriguing but not necessarily inviting aroma. In mouth the beer feels thick but the lively carbonation makes for a decent mouthfeel. Taste didn’t win me over. High sweetness sensation surprises and seems to come out of nowhere and isn’t accompanied by the richness I want from a sweet beer. Spiciness is a bit too much for its own good. Sweet peach juice, cantaloupes, and sweet apricots juice swimming in ginger and other spices. Strong Belgian yeast presence. Very hoppy but the hopping is not harmonious with the rest of the beer. This is a class of a bunch of stuff, total chaos, a bomber that was hard to finish. The mix of flavors spices, sweetness and hops bitterness in this beer go together like hot sunny days, leather car seats and nudism.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5924) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
22 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have a good fruit character, Belgian yeast, spicy notes including white pepper, some sweet mal, mild bi tterness to the finish. This is nice enough, but lower the abv a bit, keep the flavor and can it and I would be all in.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Lighter than expected lots of toasty malt finishes with the lactic mouthfeel not bad not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy light orange with a finger of white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with belgian yeast. Taste is medium bitter. Pine and citrus with spicy belgian yeast. Just a hint of banana on the finish. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. I’ve yet to have a beer from Pipeworks that has not been awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Big thanks to StFun for this one. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a creamy white head. Nose shows pineapple and lots of Belgian esters. Lots of overripe fruit juice. Super pineapple-y with some doughy notes. Heavy interaction between the hops and the Belgian yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Batch # 50 ]. Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, spicy hops, spices, light yeasty, woody notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130405]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Light golden orange, aroma of citrus, spice, and some yeast funk. Taste is light citrus, clove and other spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
6th February 2013
Very hazy amber beer with a big off white head. Palate is light and airy. Sweetish malt base with a trace of caramel. The hops are light but flavoursome. Sweet pine with a mild citrus. Finishes light with mellow bitterness. Light and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle:   Straw, golden hue, slight haze, large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Sweet mountain shrub and fauna on the nose.   A little fruitiy and berry like.   Faint alcohol.   Has some slight barnish and barnish notes, like a Saison.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Some apple and pears in there.   This one is unique to say the least.   It has a soft hop aspect, tiz barnish, musty, some mountain shrubs, a little floral, some fauna, with a bit of earthiness.   Its like IPA, with Saison, with Belgian.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   This has a lot going on.   I finished it before I could completely figure it out.   Tasty, different, and worth a try for sure!   Thanks Kevin!



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