Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse # 8 - Maelstrom Blood Orange Ale

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
Down, down, down Maelstrom will go, pulling the hapless beer enthusiast in with a beguiling blend of blood orange, Northwest hops and sweet orange peel. Stray to close and you may not escape the currents of this tender trap. Blood orange provides tartness and the blush of a brazen sea, Citra and amarillo hops from the Yakima Valley offer bite and aroma, and orange peel suggests a little something else on the wind. Maelstrom is brewed with pale, Munich and Dextri-pils malts bittered with German Northern Brewer and finished and dry-hopped with Citra and Amarillo.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy rubied orange with a small, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is blood orange, biscuit malt, fruity esters, floral and perfume hops. Flavor is lightly tart blood orange, citrus pith, medium hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2012
On draught at Collins Pub in Seattle. The beer pours a murky reddish-orange color with a minimal white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, malt and hops. Medium body with a sweet fruity flavor consisting primarily of tangerine and orange. Notes of sweet malt and herbal hops as well. The finish is fruity up front with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburs Fort Collins. Hazy, a touch peachy orange appearance with a big fluffy, cream colored head. Fairly yeasty, spicy/citrusy hoppy, orange peel, somewhat bitter, grapefruity aroma. Tangy, bitter orange, citrus zest, chewy yeasty, somewhat spicy, bready, bitter citrus hoppy flavor. Actually, quite spicy which was a bit unexpected and the hop content was quite high. Not exactly my thing, but its drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
22oz bottle, shared with Radarsock. Beautiful electric orange completely hazy color. Good thin white head. Good lace. Good smooth lighter carbonation. Medium body. Awesome orange and grapefruit aromas. Good tangy taste, light bitter and sweet, good amount of zest. Nice floral hops. Very much leaning toward IPA. Very nice, I liked this a lot. Great breakfast beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pour on tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread caramel, toffee, biscuit, hints of grapefruit, orange, slight grass in there, hints of spice, slight vanilla as well. Taste is a mix of grapefruit, orange, hints of a slight tart fruit notes, hints of caramel, toffee and spice round it out, slight sweet vanilla, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (9007) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Draft. Pours a really hazy, dull, and lifeless gold. Bitter citrus up front, rind-y, with a bitter hoppy finish. Not especially pleasant, but flavorful and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft at Blind Tiger with Andrew and Brendan after the Wintersun / Eluveitie show. Pours a bright, hazy golden orange with thin white lacing. Aroma is super bitter grapefruit and bitter hop. Mouthfeel is bitter, somewhat dry with notes of bitter grapefruit rind, light floral bitterness, and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (8019) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
22. Pours a murky medium toffeeish orange with a dense and creamy whitish head. Pleasant fresh fruit nose, clearly showing the oranges. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Bitter grapefruitiness of the blood orange underneath the more familiar sweet citrus flavor. Mostly a showcase for the fruit. Mild dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7381) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours out a hazy orangeish golden topped with a white head. Nose is citrus nice orange zest some hops still trying to hold on and a bit of sweetness. Taste is more of the orange citrus notes very present. Fresh I bet this was much better but still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
draft at Blue Monk, glowing orange pour, lots of bubbles. lighter mouhfeel, active. Blood orange adds nice notes,notes of St Josephs aspirin, citrus pith & zest. interesting beer, surprising at 7%. Liked this

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