Midnight Sun 2009 Crew Brews: Cosmic

 
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Close your eyes. The delicate aroma, flavor, texture of this beer whisper “witbier”. Now open your eyes. The color is deceiving. You take another sip. Yes, witbier … but black as night. It is something quite peculiar—BuT it is brilliant—something shimmering and

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3.1
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Nose of corriander, ginger, black malty sweetness. More or less a wit nose. Black malt does not play into nose all that much. Dark brown pour, beige ring. Coriander, floral notes, light roast, a little metallic. Detracts a bit. High carb. Dry, fruity, light spice but metallic.

3.6
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Pours an almost black with a medium creamy deeper tan head that laced. Aroma of banana, toasted notes, light corriander and a touch of orange. Clove and light chamomile in aroma as well. Flavor of toasted malt, light corriander, some lemon, banana and wit yeast.

3.5
hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
22oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of coriander, toasty, citrus, and some wheat. Tastes of ciriander, citrus, toasty, and I was getting some chocolate in there.

3.4
jsquire (4732) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Dark beer with a foamy beige head. Light toasted nose with subtle corriander and something floral that I assume is camomile. Flavors of tea, burnt toast, spice, and some orange peel in the finish. Interesting take on a wit.

3.4
j12601 (13493) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Smells like what it claims to be, a dark witbier. Coriander and light orange, with some caramelized malt. Medium bodied, light roast and caramel. Finishes up dry with a little spice.

3.3
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Thanks to BrianK for sharing this bomber. Pours a deep brown not quite back at all- fizzy somewhat lasting head. Aroma is dark toasty malts, coriander, orange peel, spicy notes, belgian wit yeast- fruity ester. Flavor is wheat malts, toasted and slightly burnt wheat and barley- grainy light citrus and orange peel, spicy with coriander and fruity esters- drying finish. Eh

3.4
Rciesla (5498) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours a murky brune body with a yellow white head. Malty, caramel, hints of citrus, wheat, and light lemon grass. Orange peel, grain, thin and light caramel malt tones. Decent.

3.2
savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 28, 2009
22 oz bottle. A hard pour produces a dark brown/black beer with a medium light tan head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma of cloves, orange peel, spicy yeast and wheat berries. The flavor is bitter roasted malt, sour tart yeast and some light sweetness. Medium body with an average carbonation and a long dry finish. Interesting beer, not a huge fan but it’s not bad.

3.6
GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Thanks to Ira for another MSBC brew, poured into a tulip. Pours a deep, chocolate brown with a creamy off-white head that shows excellent retention and some spotty lacing. The aroma is almost like a chocolate-covered banana. It has plenty of dark roasted malts with a mild sweetness from the wheat, in the form of banana in the nose. There is a faint Belgian spiciness, but it’s not very prominent. The taste is a little different. It starts with the same chocolate malt and banana combo, but the more I sip, the more I get spices coming out. Maybe some coriander and white pepper. It definitely leaves a tingly feeling on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and extremely lively on the palate with strong carbonation and spiciness working in tandem in the finish. A creative take on a witbier with the dark malts mixing well with the wit character. MSBC delivers again...ho hum.

3.4
neepsntatties (2086) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Had a bottle of this courtesy of "AKFaust". Colour... black with a thin off white head. Nose... highly acetic! Palate... thin, light CO2, some spice and hops and rather metallic finish.


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