Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Muddy Pig in St Paul, MN. Pours a semi-hazy copper amber colored brew with a decent sized beige head that slowly dissipates and has some nice lacing. Aroma of sweet multi-grain malt, tropical fruit, some pine, a hint of prunes and some light brown sugar. Taste is full bodied, some slight astringent, with flavors of tangerines, caramel malt, a hint of figs and citrus zest. Multi-directional malt profile. Finish has a fruity and mild bitter aftertaste that quickly disappears followed by barleywine maltiness.
badgerben (4333) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Pig, of course. Dark copper with a medium head. Caramel and biscuity aroma. Fairly floral hop nose. Moderate to strong bitterness right away on the taste. Caramel and dry brown sugar. Piney and slightly dank hops. A bit muddled, as a lot of 10 or 12 or 15 hops and malts beers tend to be. Pretty tasty though.
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Muddy Pig. Rich orange amber pour with a white head. Big, rich, complex hop profile with plenty of malt backing. Very tasty!
Bacterial (874) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Muddy Pig. Pour looks like a barleywine with a nice light tan head. Deep amber in color with a citrus nose. Taste is like an explosion of hop ninjas in your mouth! Bitter goes to more bitter with hops - a bit soapy on the finish. The 10 malts are pretty subdued. The brewers were aiming for 10% ABV, but only hit 7%, so 10^2.7?
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