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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 176   ABV: 5.85%
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Captain Beefheart is a collaborative brew between Jason McAdam of Burnside Brewing and Alex Ganum of Upright, both of whom can be described as meat enthusiasts. The idea behind Captain Beefheart was to create a complex beverage with savory flavors rooted in the kitchen. We started with a malty copper colored base and added Turkish bay leaf, long pepper, and sixty pounds of charred beef hearts to the kettle boil. Rounding it all out was a fermentation carried out by a soft finishing Scottish ale yeast. The beer drinks with pleasant aromatics from the spices and has a light minerality accentuated by the pound of salt also thrown in the kettle.

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3.7
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
@Burnside release..."Happened to be in Portland for the debut of this odd duck. Actually turned out pretty nice. Rich and malty, love the bay leaf in there, subtle but adding to the complexities. Beef and salt are unique flavors in beer :)"

3.5
anders37 (27047) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown black color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy dry caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

4
maekchu (4054) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
Draught at the brewery during Zwickelmania 2013. Amazing and strangely appealing aroma: herbs, cough drops, medicine. Dark brown color. Flavors hit the palate hard with raspberries, cherries, wood, umami notes, and some smoke. Medium-thin body. Like a Scottish Ale with lots of spices. Hard to tease out the ingredients, but they claim bay leaves, pepper, salt, and (yes, really) charred beef hearts. Wild stuff from one of the most experimental breweries around town.

3.3
beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap. Brown with a tan head. Roasty scent with nuts. Taste is sweet, roasty and salty.

1.9
troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours dark brown with thick white head. Aroma is like a good steak, the problem is one doesn’t drink a steak. Tastes like stale hamburger with a dare I say it, greasy finish. Frankly okes, this doesn’t fly, and it barely moos.

3.2
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2013
A good, very unique beer. Brewed with 40 pounds of beef hearts. Pours great looking amber-red with a thick tan head. Smells like beer, tastes like a cross between a sweet amber and a very rare burger. Not bad, actually. Had on tap at Alembic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
BeerFunGuy (874) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
A strange idea and a strange flavor. I'm not a fan. Maybe it was just the idea of it but I couldn't get past that. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Tap @ Upright... Poured deep chestnut brown with a moderate tan head. This was sweet. Thick mouthfeel. Roasted grains, some nutty notes and sweetness. Some hearty, salty meat tones. But you wouldn’t of guessed if you had no idea what was used in this beer. Some spice and light ale esters too. Worth the tick, nothing to yell home about.


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