Cathedral Square Brewery Reviews




jandd1983
3.3
Cathedral Square Preaching To The Choir
On tap at Cugino’s. It poured a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma was of malts, caramel, hops, grass and a touch of grapefruit. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, caramel, hops, grass, grapefruit, toast with a medium to sweet aftertaste and some bitterness.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bif
3.4
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
On tap. Poured a dark copper color with a foamy head. Aroma of citrus, pine and grain. Taste of pine, some citrus, bit of lemon zest and grain. Nice bitterness that lingers into the finish. Medium body with a nice hops feel. Pretty nice IPA
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Bif
3.2
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale
On tap. Poured a hazy golden color with a decent head. aroma of citrus, bit of yeast and grain. Taste of citrus, grain and bit of yeast and spice in the background. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Moderate body and easy drinking. Better than expected.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Strykzone
3.7
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
750. Mid brown with a creamy beige layer of foam. A vinous aroma of red wine and Oud Broun or Flanders Red funkiness. The funkiness arrives first in the flavor. Then wood and dark fruit. Just a little alcohol is noted as is earth and tannin. This seems more French than Belgian. It is generally sweet with very little bitterness. It drinks like an Oud Broun / Flanders Red which is not a bad thing at all.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

MetalNHopHead
1.5
Cathedral Square Hail Mary Belgian IPA
Hail Mary has an amber-orange color instead of a golden hue. My pour didn’t yield any head. The yeast notes had the typical spice and fruit notes of a Belgian Ale. I couldn’t pick up any hops. Body is smooth but on the the thin side.
Monday, June 20, 2016

phaleslu
3.7
Cathedral Square Ave Maria
750 ml bottle I’ve had for a couple years. This is the first vintage, 2014. Got it at Randall’s 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

Palidor19
3.6
Cathedral Square / He’Brew Immaculate Collaboration: St. Lenny’s
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

ClarkVV
2.3
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
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

northropfrye
3.6
Cathedral Square Holy Moly Russian Imperial Stout
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

AirForceHops
3.1
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
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

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

Chalumeaux
3.1
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
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. It’s ok.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

AdamChandler
3
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
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

zheng100
3.9
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale
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

ozzy70
2.7
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
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

jbruner
3
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
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 it’s old or always just a mess.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

ContemplateBeer
2.6
Cathedral Square / He’Brew Immaculate Collaboration: St. Lenny’s
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, didn’t seem to jibe together, but not altogether unpleasant.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

kaser
3.8
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
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

Atom
3
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
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

kaser
3.5
Cathedral Square Repent Rye
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

seymour
3.4
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
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

wxman
3.7
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
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

bhensonb
3.9
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
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. It’s not so much sour or tart as it is mildly wild. Tough to describe, but it’s 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 didn’t overflow at the start!
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

jandd1983
3.2
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
On tap at Cugino’s. 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

Strykzone
3.6
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
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

johnnnniee
3.5
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
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

Stuedmaster
3.8
Cathedral Square / He’Brew Immaculate Collaboration: St. Lenny’s
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 doesn’t 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

vyvvy
3.2
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
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

jkwood04
3.5
Cathedral Square Bourbon Aged Holy Moly
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

ads135
2.9
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale
Decent but not great wit. Some orange and clove. Pours light orange with a thick white head.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

HuskerTan
4.1
Cathedral Square Holy Moly Russian Imperial Stout
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 I’d like but smooth and delicious.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HuskerTan
3
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale
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 doesn’t blow you away but it’s well done and very drinkable.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Travlr
3.3
Cathedral Square Holy Moly Russian Imperial Stout
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

Ibrew2or3
4.1
Cathedral Square Repent Rye
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

BVery
3.2
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
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

bhensonb
4
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
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. It’s oak astringent. There is finally some earthy Belgian aspect coming forth, but the barrel parts are pretty dominate. Tell me it’s geographically Westvleteren and I’ll believe it. Good stuff. I’d call it a Flanders red/sour.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

ozzy70
2.6
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale
12 oz. bottle at Wayne’s World Bar and Grill. Sweet aroma. Hazy orange color. Medium body. Overall a well done witbier.
Monday, August 03, 2015

Bebum
3.5
Cathedral Square / He’Brew Immaculate Collaboration: St. Lenny’s
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

Ibrew2or3
3.8
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
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. I’d love to try this fresh on tap someday.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

vyvvy
3.4
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
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

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

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

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

BOSSbrewer
3.3
Cathedral Square Repent Rye
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

BOSSbrewer
3.7
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
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

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

jandd1983
3.8
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
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

AirForceHops
3.2
Cathedral Square / He’Brew Immaculate Collaboration: St. Lenny’s
Bottle, shared by Willrunfor beer. I know He’Brew 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 god’s 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 He’brew version seems to have hit me a bit better. Not bad but not getting me excited.
Thursday, May 07, 2015

WillRunForBeer
3.4
Cathedral Square / He’Brew Immaculate Collaboration: St. Lenny’s
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

DuffMan
3.8
Cathedral Square Ave Maria
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