Weyerbacher Bootes
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1224) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VipertheIV (11) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1387) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Draft at Uno. Pours deep, dark amber with minimal head. Aroma is biscuit, dough, fresh grass. Taste is mix of bitter hop with some bw sweetness, as advertised. Some resin character here that holds up against the malt. Probably leans toward the sweeter side - Belgian-esque. Enjoyable though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from a female PUB"R assassin procured from Easton. Pours hazy caramel colored with off-white head. Nose is heavy hops, caramel malt, some cheesy ad fruitiness. The Simcoe shines in this, and it comes across like an imperial brown IPA. Smooth, rich, and delicious, with well hidden alcohol, this one was more than a match for a full bodied Oliva Series V cigar. Wonderful, and get ya some before I crave it all for Doc Lock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2014
12 ounce thanks to Greg. Creamy black ale. Somewhat hoppy. Some bitterness and despite being dark, not much roast. Creamy finish as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, creamy beige head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is perfume alcohol, light toast and bread crust malt, faint brown sugar, pepper, dates and figs, and pine and resin hops. Flavor is sweet toasted malt, spicy alcohol, dark fruits, medium hops and moderate bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1675) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Nice dark red/brown body, subtle head. Aroma of roasted nuts and dark fruit( also a bit of onion?). Flavor of fig, cherry subtle malt. Nice body.

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