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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bootes is the 5th Installment in the Northern Hemisphere Constellation Brewers’ Select Series! Bootes is a ruby brown American Strong Ale weighing in at 9% ABV. Bootes was brewed using pale, wheat, biscuit, crystal and roasted malts for a strong malt character. Bootes was mash-hopped with Simcoe for increased bitterness and was aroma hopped with Bravo and Centennial. Bootes is in the 100 IBU range—one of the highest bitterness measurements we’ve done here at Weyerbacher—and yet it isn’t an IPA! Think barleywine with some hop character. As with all of our Brewers’ Select beers, Bootes is an extremely limited production. Bootes will be available on draft at select restaurants and bars throughout our distribution area. 12 oz bottles and filled-from-the-tap fresh growlers will be available exclusively at Weyerbacher’s Visitors Center starting Thursday, December 19th, 2013.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at Frisco Taphouse and Brewery in Columbia, MD Clear, dark mahogany with a small creamy tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of toasted nuts, dark fruit, figs, toffee, chocolate, tobacco, citrus and licorice. Taste of chocolate, toffee, licorice, prunes, plums, figs, raisins, tobacco, toasted nuts, pine, orange and sweet roasted malt. Medium/full body and medium carbonation with a nice spritzy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3555) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pine Box Rock Shop, Brooklyn tap ($7): Pours mahogany with a small head. Aroma is dark fruits, spice, cigars, some hops, and bits of chocolate. Taste has an earthy and fruity bitter taste to it. Somewhat sweet, but still very drinkable. High abv is very well covered. Well put together.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Sampled on draft at Gateway Grille this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized creamy tan head that lingered forever and left exceptional lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, toffee, dark fruits, fig and tobacco. The flavor was sweet and tangy toffee, wood, fig, cherry, tobacco and had a pronounced boozy presence. Medium length fruit and booze finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
4oz pour at the Fare. Even that might have been too much. Aroma was malt forward with some fig bar and chocolate notes. Pours thick and dark brown with very little film. Taste is malt forward with chocolate bread notes and a big brown sugar presence. Very one-dimensional and kind of boring for as strong as this is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
This one poured a lighter bornw clor with a small off white head. Aroma was of toasted malt,and grassy and piney hops, Flavor was sweeter caramel, dark fruit and some piney hops. Like a hoppy big brown ale almost. ok.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1509) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap at TAP GBC Beer Collection, pours a dark mahogany brown color with a small head. Nose is heavy sweet malt. Taste is vanilla sweet malt, and full of earthy and wood flavors. Finish is dry, sweet and the alcohol blended perfectly without a hint in the taste. Nice. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VipertheIV (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Pour from 12 oz bottle. Nice rich mahogany color with thin off white head. Nose is slight hop, but mostly sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a hazy golden/amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Caramel, citrus, toasted nuts, and some fruitiness. Alcohol content hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4541) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pours a hazy amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, citrusy hops and toasted nuts. Flavor of caramel, toasted nuts, citrusy hops and tobacco.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Draft at Good Dog and later at the Khyber. Clear dark copper pour that started with an impressive tan head. Not much aroma at first, but it bloomed nicely as it warmed. First taste pops with unexpected bright juicy hop flavors despite the undeniable dark malts that form the backbone. Charged dark fruit. Spicy tangerine curry. Chocolate cinnamon toast. Brandied plums. Figs dipped in turpentine. Burnt celery hearts. Pecan pie with heavy molasses. Blood pudding. Darkly sweet but the lingering spice more than balances it out. Really nice complex brew.


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