Cathedral Square Brewery Reviews

Cathedral Square Ave Maria 3.7
750 ml bottle Iíve had for a couple years. This is the first vintage, 2014. Got it at Randallís or TWCP, I think. Pours a cloudy amber with a moderate off-white head that settles into a lasting film. It seems more sour-esque at first, tangy from the cherries. But as it opens, it falls into more balance. Notes of cherry, vanilla, caramel, oak, plums, apricots, toasted brown sugar, and chocolate. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, tangy mouthfeel. Works better than I expected. Good stuff, especially as it warms.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Cathedral Square / HeBrew St. Lennyís 3.6
Lots of character. Heavy on Malts. Some fruit and cooked grain. Nutty flavor and carbonated scrubs. For the beer lover ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 22, 2016

Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation 2.3
750mL bottle, undated shared by Chris on 3/26/16.
Large off-white head tops a deep orange-copper body with moderate clarity and retention.
Very nutty, barrel-influenced nose is full of wood and at the same time tons of actual merlot character. Vanilla, black pepper, alcohol and very poignant, fruity, red grape character. Not much in the way of saison and it would be hard to discern the style blindly.
The flavor is even moreso dominated by the merlot. Nutty tannin, dry wood and heavy, heavy merlot character gives little window to find any actual beer character before the palate is overwhelmed and fatigued. Bready malts and moderate sweetness with some light alcohol sharpness and heavy esters. Moderate to high carbonation. Nope.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Cathedral Square Holy Moly Russian Imperial Stout 3.6
Bottle. Dark black body off white head some lacing good retention. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is coffee maybe a hint of dark chocolate. Not the most complex imperial stout, but a decent one. Not bad.
Friday, April 01, 2016

Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation 3.1
750 ml Bottle. Amber color aroma is funky red grape, astringent oak, loads of grapes.

Medium oak, nice tingly mouthfeel. Way to much red wine, too much time in barrel. The finish is astringent. Not sure how long this was in the barrel but it should have been pulled sooner.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Cathedral Square Repent Rye 3.6
Pours dark amber with a tan head. Nose is rye and citrus. Medium body. Flavor is earthy. Rye in finish.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation 3.1
Poured from 750ml thanks Airforcehops brown reddish pour with a nice tan head. Aromas of oak mild funk dark fruit. Taste is oaky tart grape skin dark fruit. Itís ok.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation 3
reddish orange, 2 finger off-white head. it has like tannins, lemon, lime, kiwi. sort of saison-like. tart, has a really good malt backbone, orange peel, a peppery finish with grape skins.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale 3.9
Very light and refreshing. Almost lack of wheat taste puts it at disadvantage of other wheat beers. First impression: This is good. Second impression: Am I really drinking beer?
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Cathedral Square Belgian-Style Abbey Ale 2.7
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper with very little tan head. Aroma was plum, fruits and yeast. Taste was sweet and fruits.
Monday, February 22, 2016

Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA 3
Pours a clear golden orange from the bomber with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of oxidized hops and caramel malt. Taste follows, extreme bitterness on the middle of the tongue, booze is at least well hidden. No date code, so no idea on age if itís old or always just a mess.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Cathedral Square / HeBrew St. Lennyís 2.6
Bomber shared by Rob. G; split two ways. Aroma: Light rye with moderate butterscotch and healthy grapefruit. Appearance: Copper body with solid carbonation holding up a tan skin of head. Flavor: Butterscotch, very light rye and gum up front with a building grapefruit hoppiness that joins with something like candy sugar in the finish, which lingers on a bit. Palate: Medium body, tacky texture, average carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: A lot going on that, for me, didnít seem to jibe together, but not altogether unpleasant.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas 3.8
Super dark (maybe red maybe black) pour from 22oz bottle at home. Raspberry and oak aroma. Sweet, fruity, pretty boozy, juicy and defiantly raspberry flavors. Good stuff
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA 3
Bomber thanks to secret Santa, pours a clear copper with a large khaki head. Aroma of stale hop spice and caramel malt. Big dry stale honey bread caramel malt flavors with stale hop spice and bitterness.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Cathedral Square Repent Rye 3.5
Dark orange pour from 22oz bottle at home. White head. Butterscotch and rum aromas. Taste is rye, earthy, malty and dried fruits. Not bad not great
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Cathedral Square Belgian-Style Abbey Ale 3.4
Poured from 12oz bottle into a stemmed snifter glass on Christmas Eve, thanks Gary! Amber colour, spritzy off-white foam, lasting with a little lace. Grainy, caramelly, faint noble-ish hoppy bittering balance. Obvious Belgian yeast traits: ripe fruity esters, black pepper, clove. Medium body, strong carbonation, slight acidity, some residual sticky sweetness, I prefer a drier finish. Overall: a fairly true-to-style Belgian ale, tasty enough but unmemorable.
Monday, December 28, 2015

Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas 3.7
Pours a nearly opaque brown with a large bead light tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and yeast funk. Taste is sweet caramel malt, dark fruit, molasses, powdered cocoa, moderate tartness, and a funky bitterness that lingers in the back of the throat. Strange but very good.
Friday, December 18, 2015

Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas 3.9
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese. Pours dark ruddy brown with a light tan head. Aroma of unsweet raspberries. Med + body (probably due to foamy carbonation). Flavor is earthy malt evidencing mild oxidation and a fair amount of raspberry. Itís not so much sour or tart as it is mildly wild. Tough to describe, but itís clearly a sour/wild, just not all that sour. Seems to develop mild chocolate notes with time, and the raspberry sort of pops up a bit at the finish. Rings several of my favorite chimes. Last minute observation: Bottle is starting to foam! At least it didnít overflow at the start!
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas 3.2
On tap at Cuginoís. It poured a tan color with an off-white head. The aroma was of funky citrus notes, dough and florals. The taste was similar to the aroma with more bread dough, yeast and citrus notes. Good stuff.
Monday, November 02, 2015

Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas 3.6
Draft at Cuginos. Black with a tan head. An aroma of dark fruit, funk, vinegar, and wild notes. Fruit and berries are tasted early. Wood and sourness with earth. Funk. Raspberries grew to the finish.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA 3.5
Bottle from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity! Crystal clear deep golden color with a yellow white frothy long lasting head. Caramel and fruity maltiness with plenty of citrus and light pine to counter. A hint on the sweet side, but pretty tasty.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Cathedral Square / HeBrew St. Lennyís 3.8
Was able to find a 22 oz. bomber from 2014 at Pacific Liquor in North Park. Pours dark orange/amber with a slight white head that doesnít retain. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, bread, grass, earth, resin, somewhat floral. Has a powerful, sweet malt backbone, well rounded by the rye which gives some spiciness. The hops have an astringent bite but it is balanced by the sweetness of the malt. Alcohol presence is relatively low for a 10% abv. beer. Recommended but hard to find.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas 3.2
Sampled at Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival - Pours brown with a large tan head. The aroma ha raspberries, dough, minor sourness and some toast. It has a medium / full body with soft carbonation, and lots of it. The flavor starts with mushy malt, raspberry, some sourness and toasty bread. The finish has some weird "off" sour flavor. Okay for a sour ale.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cathedral Square Bourbon Aged Holy Moly 3.5
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of oak and booze, some metallic off notes, roasted malts, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Just sort of bad, maybe I waited too long to drink it or something?
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale 2.9
Decent but not great wit. Some orange and clove. Pours light orange with a thick white head.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Cathedral Square Holy Moly Russian Imperial Stout 4.1
Bottle/Fest. A- Coffee, espresso, cocoa, vanilla, subtle char, roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. A- Coffee, mocha, slightly bitter, smoke, roasty. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- Big body and balanced too. Not as complex as Iíd like but smooth and delicious.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale 3
Bottle/Fest. A- Yeasty, wheat, spices, citrus. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Wheat, spices, citrus. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- A pretty standard example of a style. Certainly doesnít blow you away but itís well done and very drinkable.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cathedral Square Holy Moly Russian Imperial Stout 3.3
Draft at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Dark brown color, tan head. Huge coffee aroma. Taste has burnt espresso. Not bad.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cathedral Square Repent Rye 4.1
22oz bomber, courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a deep copper hop hazed body that supports a full tan head. The aroma offers up malt thickened pine hops to go along with thin citrus hops, thick spicy dank hops and then more various sweet smelling malt notes. The taste starts with thick malt thickened pine hops and then heading into a modestly growing spicy onion like hoppiness. Nice sipper as the malts try and create a near nectar like sweetness amid a sea of tasty pine hop bitterness and resiny hop notes.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA 3.2
Bomber. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Very malty. Earthy with tropical fruit. A little too malty for my liking, but okay.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation 4
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese. Pours copper with a slight beigeish head. Aroma of red wine with some wood. Med body or so. Flavor is woody, red berry, slightly oxidized wood. Itís oak astringent. There is finally some earthy Belgian aspect coming forth, but the barrel parts are pretty dominate. Tell me itís geographically Westvleteren and Iíll believe it. Good stuff. Iíd call it a Flanders red/sour.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale 2.6
12 oz. bottle at Wayneís World Bar and Grill. Sweet aroma. Hazy orange color. Medium body. Overall a well done witbier.
Monday, August 03, 2015

Cathedral Square / HeBrew St. Lennyís 3.5
Medium amber, lacey. Full body, moderate flavor, hot and smooth mouthfeel, short palate. Bitter but not too dry, well balanced. Malty, caramel, simple hop flavor, spicy. Great pleasure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, July 31, 2015

Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA 3.8
22oz bomber, courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a slightly hazy copper body that supports a tall light tan head. The aroma offers up sweet malts and citrus and some tropical fruit and then a light malt cracker sensation at the end of the draw. The taste starts smooth with malt sweetened citrus and tropical fruit notes. It picks up a dash of earthy and floral hops heading to midway. It remains hoppy sweet into the finish. Iíd love to try this fresh on tap someday.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation 3.4
Pours copper / orange with a small whispy white head. The aroma has caramel malt, vanilla, cherry, berries, some oak and a bit of bugs. It has a medium / full body with some prickly carbonation. The flavor starts off with bugs, light tannins, berries and big rich malt. The finish is richer and sweeter with lots of French saison character. As it warms it gets sweeter and has spices and alcohol becomes more prevalent. Decent French style saison.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Cathedral Square Hail Mary Belgian IPA 3.4
Tap. Amber orange with minimal head. Shitty ratings for this one seem to be the norm, but itís not bad at all. Lightly sweet. Clove and other Belgian spice. Very light hops
Friday, July 17, 2015

Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale 2.9
Not bad but cool use a little more flavor. Lingers just a bit to long. Still very drinkable.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale 3.9
Beer is incredibly similar to avery white rascal. The beginning is yeast heavy but not sour light and well balanced.
Friday, June 05, 2015

Cathedral Square Repent Rye 3.3
Bottle shared with the BOSS group. Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is malty with toffee and noticeable rye presence. Flavor follows and is very bitter. Overly so. But overall a nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, June 01, 2015

Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA 3.7
Bottle at home shared with Posey. Pours a golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma is peaches, oranges, some grapefruit. Flavor follows. Some maltiness. Very nice beer.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cathedral Square Holy Moly Russian Imperial Stout 3.2
Draft at the saint louis brew house. Deep black color with a nice malty flavorful taste. Very good imperial stout
Monday, May 18, 2015

Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation 3.8
Bomber from W&C. It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of earthy grains, grass with a bit of dry red wine underlying. The taste starts with light grass, more grains with a dry red wine note from the barrels. Very tasty.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Cathedral Square / HeBrew St. Lennyís 3.2
Bottle, shared by Willrunfor beer. I know HeíBrew has brewed this over again and not sure ho it varies at all from that beer, I mean they have the same exact label for godís sake.... anyhow... Aroma is light rye, fruit and syrupy malt. Flavor shows rye through the center with light tones of alcohol in the finish. Somehow this is hitting me just like the younger Heíbrew version seems to have hit me a bit better. Not bad but not getting me excited.
Thursday, May 07, 2015

Cathedral Square / HeBrew St. Lennyís 3.4
Old bomber from my cellar. Brewed at Cathedral Square. Pours amber gold with a beige head. Aroma is quite malty... Caramel, grains, molasses. Flavor is date, raisin, molasses. A touch of rye spice and pine bitterness in the finish. 10% well hidden.
Thursday, May 07, 2015

Cathedral Square Ave Maria 3.8
Bottle, shared with Parksy and the table at Radio Maria. Deep brown with mahogany highlights, lively tan head. Aroma is estery, sweet dark sugar and dark fruits. Nice dark caramel, raisins, subtle cherry fruit, spicy undertones. Very tasty, nice.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Cathedral Square Belgian-Style Abbey Ale 3.3
Draft sampler pours amber with a white head. Aroma of yeast, malt and fruit. Taste is malts and yeast.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Cathedral Square Repent Rye 3.7
Nice sweet spicy aroma with a good amount of malt sweetness and just a hint of rye. Interesting dark amber color with a fluffy off white head. Lots of lacing as the head sticks around longer than I expected it to. Poured out thick and dense into a tulip glass. Flavor is also sweet with brown sugar, molasses and maple syrup notes up front followed by a punch of rye and ending with some hop bitterness. Complex and enjoyable 3-step flavor that continues to change on the tongue up until your next sip. Palate is substantial for the style. I donít think this is a barleywine; more like an imperial rye IPA. Either way, it was pretty good. Reasonably priced and unique, I would buy this again.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cathedral Square / HeBrew St. Jewbelation 3.9
The beer pours a deep garnet color that is clear with a minimal white ring. The aroma blends oak, red wine vinegar, acidity, sour cherries, and a touch of rye spice. The taste mildly sour, mildly acidic, slightly umami, and a touch sweet with an aftertaste that has barrel and winery characteristics. The palate fuses an oily texture, medium body, and a nearly flat carbonation.
Friday, April 17, 2015

Cathedral Square Holy Moly Russian Imperial Stout 3.1
Bottle shared at porch nite with Raith, Brisben, Breck. Pours dark brown with one finger of tan head. Aroma is roast barley and pine. Flavor is fairly bitter and roasty. No caramel, dark fruits. Just roast and fairly bitter. Too much so. Drinkable. Lighter bodied as well. Finishes dry and bitter.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cathedral Square Bourbon Aged Holy Moly 3.5
Look: pours a dark black. Light brown head. Smell: whiskey. Vanilla. Coconut. Chocolate. Taste: whiskey. Vanilla. Chocolate. Feel: medium bodied. Slightly dry up front and sweet in the middle. Overall: nice beer. More bourbon than I expected. First drank: home 4/5/15 Vintage: 6/25/13
Sunday, April 05, 2015