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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
At the peak of summer 1631 King Gustavus Adolphus led thousands of Swedish troops into Northern Germany. Following the destruction and subsequent plundering of Brandenburg Adolphus army marched through the endless wheat fields en route to Bavaria. Brewed with copious amounts of red wheat, Blood ov the Kings is aromatically driven by bread, biscuit and notes of exotic fruit. Hazy and medium bodied the beer has a rich and creamy mouth feel with a dry, bitter, and slightly sweet finish. Unbound by the Reinheitsgebot Blood ov the Kings would certainly have been the vital fluid of victory for the Swedish monarch as he spilled blood across the wheat fields of Northern Europe.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Poured straight into the glass to kick up some foam and get a good whiff. Indeed bready smell with a bit of plum and herb. Nose carries some alcohol for a "regular strength" beer. Hazy body is more amber than red, under a big, puffy and lacy head.Taste matches the nose, includes a sharp bitterness like sucking on a tea bag. Enjoyable enough in toto, and the extra nose of alcohol also turns the beer into a sticky coating on my lips. But you need to be in the mood for something thats not what the big boys call "drinkable."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (13569) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2017
From tap at Taphouse. Dark amber to brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, spice, fruit, wheat, toffee and roasted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (10512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2017
Tap@rsted lbar, Copenhagen - Dark Amber pour with white head. Toasted and sweet malty and fruity with some sweet caramel and toffee notes, getting some roasted accents coming in, then herbal hoppy bitter into the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (11731) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2017
Draught @ Mig & lsnedkeren. Pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma of wheat, caramel, bread, flowers, sweet citrus. Flavor is light bitter, malt, caramel, crackers, flowers, sweet citrus. Medium body, average carbonation. 220217

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1574) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Pours a brown color with an off-white foam head. Aroma is caramel, earth, cracker, and nut. Flavor is nutty caramel and earthy notes. Has a soft body. I like it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mister_Li (1244) - GERMANY - DEC 26, 2016
Hefetrbes braun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, slich, Kekse, brotig, etwas fruchtig, leicht bitter, spritzig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2016
2016-11-30. Dark red amber body with a nice creamy beige head. 3+ Aroma has subtle wheaty grain character. Flavour is similar, lightly sweet caramel, wheat. Very lightly bitter throughout. Subtle nutty undertones. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Subtle. Very enjoyable. 7/4/7/3/15 Bottle shared by biegaman.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (4213) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Earthy aroma has bready malt, caramel, biscuit, hoppy notes, touch of stewed fruits. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied, slightly robust. Unremarkable, but easy and pleasant malty earthy wheat ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 18, 2016
A spicier than average wheat ale. Pepper, some light citrus and a light malty body. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (4153) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2016
On tap at 109 Brews. It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of malts, wheat, roast, bread and grains. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, grains, citrus, wheat, roast and some earthiness. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (5222) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2016
500 ml. bottle pours hazy copper with a 3 inch sponge of foam thats a bit annoying in its endurance. Nose is earthy molasses, bread and spicy orange flesh. Tastes of sourish orange toffee, bread, dried grass and touches of cocoa, nutshell and wood. Medium body has smooth, low-medium carbonation and swings to the malty side, but has a drying finish. Tastes more like a home-brew English Strong Ale, which automatically catapults it above 90% in the Wheat Ale category in my mind.


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