MarcoDL (5473) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2018 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.
Can. Amber pour. Aroma of malt, pine, caramel, grapefruit and orange. Taste of herbal pine, malt, caramel, grapefruit and a bitter malty finish. Good american malty ale with a punch. ttoadee (1664) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Cloudy amber, nice khaki head. Nose is caramelsoruce twigs and a bowl of fresh cut mango. Bitter. Middle us a SOLID malt back bone, deep spruce resin, carmelized malt, and florishes of tropical fruit. Finish has a whiff of the ABV in the roof of the mouth, but mostly it is just hoppy , malty bliss. Idiosynkrasie (8204) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2018
355ml can. Cloudy, reddish, dark amber colour with average, fluffy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Resinous, piny and slightly citrusy, hoppy aroma, hints of blood orange, orange zest, tangerine, minimally nuttily, caramel malty background with a touch of peanut and toffee. Taste is citrusy fruity and slightly resinous hoppy, notes of blood orange, orange zest, tangerine, some candied orange zest, slightly nuttily, caramel malty basis, a touch of toffee sjogro (5008) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2017
Can at home, while watching Mad Max Fury Road Crome Edition on 2nd christmas day. Hazy dark amber with offwhite head. Sweet malts, caramel, orange peel, tea, biscuits, pine resin, but very juicy. Big sweet and moderate bitter. Heavy malty body and soft carbonation, very juicy barleywine / imperial ipa -ish. Good fuel. highliferoy (27) - Jeju, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 20, 2017
very active head. almost red pour, embellish. and resin! resin! resin! mid-body. very drinkable!
cilvekspagaisu (85) - - DEC 15, 2017
Pirku celle bundza. ?oti labi balans?ts pat?kams iesala un apinu balans. Dzertu jebkad. Humlehode (866) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2017
Pours clear amber. Sweet aroma of candy, citrus, milk chocolate, caramel. Medium body. Balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Psytron (2564) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2017
Smell of hops, malt, some oak. Red-brown colour, very high beige head. Aroma of hops, oak, some rum. Sweet and medium bitter. Very lively carbon. Heavy body. Nicely balanced. Evilkniamhel (1049) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2017
På keg på RØØR, Oslo. Klar rødt/brun. Lukter av søt malt, kjeks, sterk hopp karakter. Smaker av sammen, med en tørr ettersmak. tricksta_p (5349) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2017
Can from Speciaalbierpakket, not as fresh as I'd like. Aroma is firm biscuity malt, caramel, resinous hops, grapefruit, ripe-ish fruits, orange, and plenty of pine resin. Flavour is medium sweet and above moderate bitter. Body is above medium, bit sticky. Very resinous and malty with definitely some fruity hops as well, I'd like to try this again fresh from draft at the brewery one day.