Aleman The Hammer White Cedar Imperial Blonde


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Imperial blonde aged on white cedar.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (6141) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Tap at Oso. Unfiltered copper orange-brown body. Foamy off-white head. Tastes like a mash up of styles. Brown Ale, IPA, Belgian Blonde...a touch of amber malt? Extract sweet thickness. Not so good, not so bad. Overall kind of amateur hour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2248) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap at Riverside. Poured slight cloudy amber orange with decent head. Aroma of sweet citrus hop. Quite smooth carb with med bod. Orange berry taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
On tap at Oso Tap House. Amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma is rather herbal with cedar, pine and some caramel. Herbal tasting with tree bark, sandalwood, caramel and mild citrus. Moderate bitterness with a spicy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Draft at Standard Market. I think. Just a regular blonde ale color in my tumbler. A tight white head. Malty smell with a note of alcohol, and yes, I think I do catch some cedar. Taste is nice and malty, at the low end of the "Imperial" scale. Some sharp hop coming in on a different track, unless thats the slightly piny taste of cedar aging. Frankly, what Ive got is a big malty beer without the sugary over tone I get with most blonde ales.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wbzeller (2) - - JUL 3, 2013 does not count
Kegs were miscollared as a white cedar IPA. Actually brewed as an imperial blonde that was lightly dry-hopped and aged on white cedar. Makes a big difference in how you approach it. I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Weird as fuck beer. Taste of gin, absinthe, spices, tastes far mroe alcoholic than it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (4225) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
On tap at Bigbys in Addison, IL., and shaker served with a hazed, orange/amber hue, soft white head foam, and very clingy, curtainy lacing that remained on the glass throughout. The nose was light but pleasantly perfumy, resin, some fruit sweetness, and citrus. A lightly woody, cedar scent was noticeable on revisiting the aroma as it warmed a bit. Medium bodied with decent carbonation, the flavor presented a medium but healthy hop bitterness that was tempered nicely by a good malt content. Milder east coast or British style IPA? I felt that it was more of a solid, very drinkable Pale Ale. Enjoyed the additional cedar wrinkle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Draft at Jerrys. Darker gold with creamy, white head, some lacing / Mellow, floral nose of honey, spun sugar, lacto, citrus, pine / Medium body, fat with soft carbonation, smooth, creamy, moderately sweet but with fine, subdued hop balance, and lightly bitter finish / Mellow but elegant flavors of clover honey, violet, orange peel, graepfruit, caramel, cinnamon / A little on the sweeter, less biting side, giving it a heavier mouthfeel, but still nicely done with an interesting flavor mix.

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