Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Canned 2/20/13 "Happy G’Birthday!"
Appearance: Like any other Oskar Blues product, crystal clear. This one has a color you’d expect -- red. The head is off-white, meringue-like, and about a finger high. Lacing is spotty but nice.
Smell: A very nice blend of hops, and it’s hard to pinpoint one aroma that I’m getting out of it ... the "aftersmell" is super sweet, which is the best part about it. After digging for a little while, I finally decided that this beer has a pretty significant pineapple and tropical fruit aroma.
Taste: Malty flavors coat the mouth quite a bit thanks to the fact that this is a red, but the intense amount of hops balance that sweetness extremely well. Peppery, spicy hops burn the back of the tongue just a little bit, and I find that it’s a great way to make sure the malt isn’t too dominant. The finish is a tad bitter, but the front is pretty sweet, so again, very nice balance here overall.
Feel: The feel on this one is nearly perfect -- it’s a pretty big beer (ABV wise and someone heavy in the feel as well), and it almost drinks like a meal. At the same time, the drinkability on this one is crazy high.
Overall: This could be my favorite Oskar Blues offering. Dale’s Pale is a great pale ale with a refreshing hop kick, Mama’s Little Yella is a must-try for anybody that’s a Bud Light only person (since it has a pretty light, but solid flavor), Deviant Dale’s is a huge, burning, whale of an IPA... but G’Knight is just better, despite how good all of those beers are. Super tasty, refreshing, gets the job done... must try.
QcBeer (162) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Couleur acajou transparente, avec de fine bulle remontant à la surface. Une mousse pleine et beige qui perdure. Un nez foutrement sucré et malté coté caramel et bien vanillé. Des notes de houblons citronné viennent agrémenté le tout.
Dès l’entrée en bouche, c’est merveilleux. Un malt doux caramel, mais extrêmement goûteux vient ouvrir les sens avec un petit up de citron. Un petit sucre brun et le bon malt caramel fait oublié immédiatement ce petit coté citronné pour laisser place à la résine de pin et quelque petit fruit tropicaux en arrière plan. L’amertume est ancré sur des notes cuivrés et de malt caramel. Excellente, Cheers!
Freaky_tiki (1121) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from LCBO. This 4-pack winked at me the last time I was at the LCBO. It was a day or two after New Years & I was feeling less than fresh & the thought of a IIPA/strong ale (this beer could & should be classified as either) 4-pack seemed daunting. Along comes a crappy week at the education factory & (more importantly) payday & this beauty is in my fridge. Nice clash of rich malt & generous dry hops. Cut some of the sugars & this would probably punch its way into a 4.0+ rating.
Spab (3561) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear mahogany colour with moderate-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is rich toffee, bread, citric hops and dried fruit. Flavour is big toffee, gently toasty bread, dark dried fruit and some citrusy and slightly piney hops. Average-full body. Nice.
chris__hartley (431) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2017
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours amber with copper highlights; the head is off white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: toffee, grapefruit zest, freshly cut grass, mangos, and strawberry jam. The taste is medium bitter. The palate is medium-heavy bodied with medium carbonation, and has a long finish. Overall, it has a very unique profile.
Satyroneto (340) - BRAZIL - JAN 6, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cor âmbar com tonalidade rubi, turva com algum brilho e um pouco de perlage; espuma marfim de tonalidade amarelada formando bela cascata quando vertida; alta formação e média/alta persistência com lacing regular.
Aroma com perfeito equilíbrio da base maltada de caramelo (um pouco açucarado mas agradável) e muito lúpulo cítrico (muita toranja e leves abacaxi e manga), além de leve álcool lembrando madeira.
Sabor inicial de caramelo evoluindo para meio alcoólico e cítrico (vide aroma), aumentando de intensidade até o final; retrogosto alcoólico, amargo e um pouco amadeirado.
Corpo sedoso com espuma cremosa na boca nos primeiros goles e baixa carbonatação.
Um show de equilíbrio e alta drinkabilty, ainda mais para uma cerveja com 8,7% ABV.
Tognetta (803) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 5, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Âmbar avermelhado de leve turbidez, espuma bege avermelhado de media formação e persistência. Aroma mistura caramelo com uva vermelha, adocicado, cereja. Paladar de médio dulçor e leve amargor lupulado. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Final de média/longa persistência tendendo a fruta vermelha e suco de lúpulo. Muito boa.
Alpha10 (681) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016/12/09 - Pours a clear, deep amber colour with a thick, frothy, cream coloured head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate, sticky lacing. Aroma is caramel, sweet bread, brown sugar, earthy notes, resin, citrus (grapefruit, orange) and a hint of pineapple. Taste is caramel, orange, sweet bread resin, more earthy hops and a hint of booze. Moderately bitter and moderate to high sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and sticky with smooth carbonation and a dry, bittersweet finish. Incredibly smooth and well balanced for a beer of this ABV.
Gluepot (533) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich reddy amber body with a dense beige head. The nose is an engaging mix of big, fresh resinous hops, brown sugar and malt. A really tasty malt forward imperial ipa. Rich caramel, chewy biscuit malt and cereal form the backbone. Grapefruit, orange and pine resin lead an impressive hop profile. Coats the mouth with sweetness. A dense, slick body.
Lacho (85) - USA - DEC 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am surprised I have not reviewed this beer before. Beautiful pour, ruby red with a tan colored abundant foamy head. Smells resiny, herbal and like a wet first in spring. First taste is amazing, it fills the mouth very well balanced, even though alcohol is not evidently present. Great beer.
venom666 (950) - Elche, Alicante, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy, almost clean amber color with medium beige head. Aroma has pine, citrus and bread, with a fair amount of caramel and resin. Taste follows the nose, citrus hops, pine drops, caramel/toffee, bread, tropical fruits and resin. Moderate bitter aftertaste.