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Druid Fluid - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

301 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 36
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 10-30-2001)
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SaucyA

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Adam :)

A - Pours a really nice rusty amber into the snifter, topped with a creamy, thick white foam. Lacing present but not awesome.

S - Bubblegum, piney hops, yeast, alcohol. Lots of hops on the backend. Not super powerful, but what I smell is delicious. If it were a little stronger, I think it'd get a higher score.

T - Piney hops with a nice malt base. Slight astrigency and booziness, but neither detract... rather, they amplify the tastes involved. Not overly sweet, and not overly bitter. It's a well-balanced, well brewed beer if there ever was one. Definite orangey/lemony/citric vibes. Starts hoppy, and doesn't finish too dry, or sweet. Frankly I really, really enjoy this brew.

M - Nice and thick with ample carbonation. Crisp without being sparkly. Good body.

D - This shit is awesome. I'd drink this constantly, and as much of it as I could, if it were available.

Notes: It seems like the hoppier Middle Ages brews are exponentially better than their not-so-hoppy brews. I don't know if it's just me... but Wailing Wench, X, and this were great... and the rest of their lineup has been just okay.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 23:54:23 | More by SaucyA
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Druid Fluid from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
87 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.