Cathedral Square Brewery Reviews




Strykzone
3.2
Cathedral Square Heavenly Honey Razz
Sampled at a fest. Amber brown with beige toam. Honey, amber, and berries. Some yeast. Fruit.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

wlajwl
3.7
Cathedral Square Heavenly Honey Razz
Aroma is raspberries, honey and grainy malts. The flavor is raspberries/berries, fruit, honey, malts and a mix of medium sweet and tart in the finish.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

balloonbuffoon
2.1
Cathedral Square Peaching To The Choir
12floz bottle no date, 7% ABV, brewed in Ste. Genevieve, MO, ~$1.75 unit cost, pint glass. The initial aroma is of skunk, which subsides to more of a medicinal vegetable scent. Appears bright gold with a head that leaves some lace. No peach is detectable. This beer is all about metallic bitterness - think fruit medley in syrup with a good amount of the tin flavor to go with it. Alas, it is at least drinkable, but nothing I'd go for again. I usually avoid this brewery, unless it' a freebie or a throw in a mix-six - many of their beers are okay, but nothing rises above the passable quality level.
Sunday, October 15, 2017

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wlajwl
3.7
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
Aroma is citrus, sweetish malts and spicy hops. The flavor is citrus, tropical fruit/zest, malts, mild toffee and a mix of spicy hops and a bitter/slightly sour finish.
Sunday, October 1, 2017

ToddPGingerich

ozzy70
2.9
Cathedral Square Heavenly Honey Razz
Tap sample at GNBF. Poured cloudy with an off white head. Aroma was raspberry, grain, malt. Taste was mild sweet, raspberry, malty.
Monday, September 4, 2017

Bif
3.2
Cathedral Square Heavenly Honey Razz
On tap. Poured and amber color with a fair head. Aroma of raspberry, honey, with bit of grain. taste is similar with bit of malt. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Moderate body, quite smooth with a fruity flair. Not bad.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

jandd1983
3.3
Cathedral Square Heavenly Honey Razz
On tap at Hendricks. It poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was of raspberry, honey and malts. The taste was similar to the aroma with more raspberry, honey, malts with a smooth aftertaste. Pretty tasty.
Friday, August 4, 2017

balloonbuffoon
2.9
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale
12floz bottle, no freshness, goes for about $9 a six-pack, pint glass drinking vessel. Aroma: coriander and wildflower. Appearance: Straw gold with a slight haze, particles in suspension are noticeable, and head is little. Taste: Not bad, coriander and wheat. Palate: Light and with moderate carbonation. Overall: Okay witbier.
Sunday, July 9, 2017

HuskerTan
2.7
Cathedral Square Ave Maria
Bottle/Fest. A- Sewer water, cow manure, fruity, oak, slightly sour. A- Brown color, murky liquid, tan head. T- Fruity, oak, whisky. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, boozy finish. O- The aroma on this was downright putrid. Not sure if they dropped the bottle in a feedlot or what. Minus that and the appearance looking the same, the flavor was fair. Lots of oak and booze.
Monday, February 27, 2017

gcee
5
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
Being a lover of local beer, I saw a demonstration at Schnucks earlier in the week and struck up a conversation with the young man who was providing samples. He was very knowledgable and let me sample all the varieties that he had available. My favorite brew was Belgian-Style Abbey Ale. I grabbed some to take home and drink while I was grilling out. I mean who doesn’t want to drink a beer that has a tagline of “turning sinners into saints” - I love it!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

nearbeer
2.5
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale
5% abv indicated on the 12 oz. with no bottling date. Nearly opaque, golden pear colored with lots of bubbly activity that supports a sugary sponge of foam. Nose is oxidized lemon, coriander and a bit of spiced caramel. Tastes of sourish orange/lemon flesh, coriander and a finish of bitter wheat flour. Really no Wit yeast character to speak of in this one, tastes like an American Wheat Ale with coriander and citrus zest. Light body has medium-high carbonation that remains mostly smooth and a decent balance.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Nsanders
3
Cathedral Square Holy Moly Russian Imperial Stout
Tap at 2865 Brewhouse. Black with a creamy ring of head and medium lacing. Roasted malts, more malt, a little marshmallow and faint milk chocolate aromas. Taste is lightly sweet with a slight chalk aftertaste. Medium body with a creamy feel.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lubiere
3.7
Cathedral Square / He'Brew Immaculate Collaboration: St. Lenny's
A hazed reddish amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light aniseed, banana esters, light rye, treacle, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light fruity esters, light cloves, banana esters, light treacle, very nice and smooth. On tap at Syracuse Winter Brewfest 2017.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

jandd1983
3.4
Cathedral Square / He'Brew Immaculate Collaboration V
Bottle. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of fruits, pomegranate and some wheat. The taste was similar to the aroma with more fruit and some wood from the barrel. Different and pretty tasty.
Monday, October 10, 2016

bhensonb
3.9
Cathedral Square / He'Brew Immaculate Collaboration V
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese. Pours hazy coppery gold with creamy off-white head. Aroma seems a mix of pomegranate and treacle. Med body or so. Flavor is very lightly sour/woody with pomegranate and treacle. It gets earthy along the edges of the tongue. It’s very smooth, neither dry nor bitter, just fruit/earth/mild sour/wood. Quite a break from the common ales.
Friday, September 16, 2016

jandd1983
3.3
Cathedral Square Peaching To The Choir
On tap at Cugino’s. It poured a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma was of malts, caramel, hops, grass and a touch of grapefruit. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, caramel, hops, grass, grapefruit, toast with a medium to sweet aftertaste and some bitterness.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bif
3.4
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
On tap. Poured a dark copper color with a foamy head. Aroma of citrus, pine and grain. Taste of pine, some citrus, bit of lemon zest and grain. Nice bitterness that lingers into the finish. Medium body with a nice hops feel. Pretty nice IPA
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Bif
3.2
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale
On tap. Poured a hazy golden color with a decent head. aroma of citrus, bit of yeast and grain. Taste of citrus, grain and bit of yeast and spice in the background. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Moderate body and easy drinking. Better than expected.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Strykzone
3.7
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
750. Mid brown with a creamy beige layer of foam. A vinous aroma of red wine and Oud Broun or Flanders Red funkiness. The funkiness arrives first in the flavor. Then wood and dark fruit. Just a little alcohol is noted as is earth and tannin. This seems more French than Belgian. It is generally sweet with very little bitterness. It drinks like an Oud Broun / Flanders Red which is not a bad thing at all.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

MetalNHopHead
1.5
Cathedral Square Hail Mary Belgian IPA
Hail Mary has an amber-orange color instead of a golden hue. My pour didn’t yield any head. The yeast notes had the typical spice and fruit notes of a Belgian Ale. I couldn’t pick up any hops. Body is smooth but on the the thin side.
Monday, June 20, 2016

phaleslu
3.7
Cathedral Square Ave Maria
750 ml bottle I’ve had for a couple years. This is the first vintage, 2014. Got it at Randall’s or TWCP, I think. Pours a cloudy amber with a moderate off-white head that settles into a lasting film. It seems more sour-esque at first, tangy from the cherries. But as it opens, it falls into more balance. Notes of cherry, vanilla, caramel, oak, plums, apricots, toasted brown sugar, and chocolate. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, tangy mouthfeel. Works better than I expected. Good stuff, especially as it warms.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Palidor19
3.6
Cathedral Square / He'Brew Immaculate Collaboration: St. Lenny's
Lots of character. Heavy on Malts. Some fruit and cooked grain. Nutty flavor and carbonated scrubs. For the beer lover ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 22, 2016

mwg123
5
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style Abbey Ale

Saturday, April 16, 2016

ClarkVV
2.3
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
750mL bottle, undated shared by Chris on 3/26/16.
Large off-white head tops a deep orange-copper body with moderate clarity and retention.
Very nutty, barrel-influenced nose is full of wood and at the same time tons of actual merlot character. Vanilla, black pepper, alcohol and very poignant, fruity, red grape character. Not much in the way of saison and it would be hard to discern the style blindly.
The flavor is even moreso dominated by the merlot. Nutty tannin, dry wood and heavy, heavy merlot character gives little window to find any actual beer character before the palate is overwhelmed and fatigued. Bready malts and moderate sweetness with some light alcohol sharpness and heavy esters. Moderate to high carbonation. Nope.

Friday, April 1, 2016

northropfrye
3.6
Cathedral Square Holy Moly Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle. Dark black body off white head some lacing good retention. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is coffee maybe a hint of dark chocolate. Not the most complex imperial stout, but a decent one. Not bad.
Friday, April 1, 2016

AirForceHops
3.1
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
750 ml Bottle. Amber color aroma is funky red grape, astringent oak, loads of grapes.

Medium oak, nice tingly mouthfeel. Way to much red wine, too much time in barrel. The finish is astringent. Not sure how long this was in the barrel but it should have been pulled sooner.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

hayduke
3.6
Cathedral Square Repent Rye
Pours dark amber with a tan head. Nose is rye and citrus. Medium body. Flavor is earthy. Rye in finish.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Chalumeaux
3.1
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
Poured from 750ml thanks Airforcehops brown reddish pour with a nice tan head. Aromas of oak mild funk dark fruit. Taste is oaky tart grape skin dark fruit. It’s ok.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

AdamChandler
3
Cathedral Square / Crown Valley Di-Vine Correlation
reddish orange, 2 finger off-white head. it has like tannins, lemon, lime, kiwi. sort of saison-like. tart, has a really good malt backbone, orange peel, a peppery finish with grape skins.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

wihorock
4
Cathedral Square Ave Maria

Monday, March 21, 2016

FullObs

zheng100
3.9
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style White Ale
Very light and refreshing. Almost lack of wheat taste puts it at disadvantage of other wheat beers. First impression: This is good. Second impression: Am I really drinking beer?
Saturday, March 5, 2016

ozzy70
2.7
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper with very little tan head. Aroma was plum, fruits and yeast. Taste was sweet and fruits.
Monday, February 22, 2016

jbruner
3
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
Pours a clear golden orange from the bomber with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of oxidized hops and caramel malt. Taste follows, extreme bitterness on the middle of the tongue, booze is at least well hidden. No date code, so no idea on age if it’s old or always just a mess.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

ContemplateBeer
2.6
Cathedral Square / He'Brew Immaculate Collaboration: St. Lenny's
Bomber shared by Rob. G; split two ways. Aroma: Light rye with moderate butterscotch and healthy grapefruit. Appearance: Copper body with solid carbonation holding up a tan skin of head. Flavor: Butterscotch, very light rye and gum up front with a building grapefruit hoppiness that joins with something like candy sugar in the finish, which lingers on a bit. Palate: Medium body, tacky texture, average carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: A lot going on that, for me, didn’t seem to jibe together, but not altogether unpleasant.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

kaser
3.8
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
Super dark (maybe red maybe black) pour from 22oz bottle at home. Raspberry and oak aroma. Sweet, fruity, pretty boozy, juicy and defiantly raspberry flavors. Good stuff
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Atom
3
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
Bomber thanks to secret Santa, pours a clear copper with a large khaki head. Aroma of stale hop spice and caramel malt. Big dry stale honey bread caramel malt flavors with stale hop spice and bitterness.
Monday, January 18, 2016

kaser
3.5
Cathedral Square Repent Rye
Dark orange pour from 22oz bottle at home. White head. Butterscotch and rum aromas. Taste is rye, earthy, malty and dried fruits. Not bad not great
Sunday, January 17, 2016

MattMFlorida
2
Cathedral Square Repent Rye

Friday, January 1, 2016

seymour
3.4
Cathedral Square Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
Poured from 12oz bottle into a stemmed snifter glass on Christmas Eve, thanks Gary! Amber colour, spritzy off-white foam, lasting with a little lace. Grainy, caramelly, faint noble-ish hoppy bittering balance. Obvious Belgian yeast traits: ripe fruity esters, black pepper, clove. Medium body, strong carbonation, slight acidity, some residual sticky sweetness, I prefer a drier finish. Overall: a fairly true-to-style Belgian ale, tasty enough but unmemorable.
Monday, December 28, 2015

wwwdottom
4
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA

Sunday, December 20, 2015

wxman
3.7
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
Pours a nearly opaque brown with a large bead light tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and yeast funk. Taste is sweet caramel malt, dark fruit, molasses, powdered cocoa, moderate tartness, and a funky bitterness that lingers in the back of the throat. Strange but very good.
Friday, December 18, 2015

bhensonb
3.9
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese. Pours dark ruddy brown with a light tan head. Aroma of unsweet raspberries. Med + body (probably due to foamy carbonation). Flavor is earthy malt evidencing mild oxidation and a fair amount of raspberry. It’s not so much sour or tart as it is mildly wild. Tough to describe, but it’s clearly a sour/wild, just not all that sour. Seems to develop mild chocolate notes with time, and the raspberry sort of pops up a bit at the finish. Rings several of my favorite chimes. Last minute observation: Bottle is starting to foam! At least it didn’t overflow at the start!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

jandd1983
3.2
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
On tap at Cugino’s. It poured a tan color with an off-white head. The aroma was of funky citrus notes, dough and florals. The taste was similar to the aroma with more bread dough, yeast and citrus notes. Good stuff.
Monday, November 2, 2015

Strykzone
3.6
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
Draft at Cuginos. Black with a tan head. An aroma of dark fruit, funk, vinegar, and wild notes. Fruit and berries are tasted early. Wood and sourness with earth. Funk. Raspberries grew to the finish.
Friday, October 30, 2015

johnnnniee
3.5
Cathedral Square Gabriel IPA
Bottle from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity! Crystal clear deep golden color with a yellow white frothy long lasting head. Caramel and fruity maltiness with plenty of citrus and light pine to counter. A hint on the sweet side, but pretty tasty.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Stuedmaster
3.8
Cathedral Square / He'Brew Immaculate Collaboration: St. Lenny's
Was able to find a 22 oz. bomber from 2014 at Pacific Liquor in North Park. Pours dark orange/amber with a slight white head that doesn’t retain. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, bread, grass, earth, resin, somewhat floral. Has a powerful, sweet malt backbone, well rounded by the rye which gives some spiciness. The hops have an astringent bite but it is balanced by the sweetness of the malt. Alcohol presence is relatively low for a 10% abv. beer. Recommended but hard to find.
Friday, October 30, 2015

vyvvy
3.2
Cathedral Square Canes Of Judas
Sampled at Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival - Pours brown with a large tan head. The aroma ha raspberries, dough, minor sourness and some toast. It has a medium / full body with soft carbonation, and lots of it. The flavor starts with mushy malt, raspberry, some sourness and toasty bread. The finish has some weird "off" sour flavor. Okay for a sour ale.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015