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Me & The Dev-Ale - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Me & The Dev-AleMe & The Dev-Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company visit their website
Mississippi, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WDJersey on 09-07-2013

A rustic Mississippi Ale inspired by the Delta Blues. A sinister brew with a seductive balance of sweetness, resinous pine, and citrus aromas. Find yourself at the "crossroads" of alluring malt character and deviant hop backbone while celebrating the blues legends.
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best By: 01/02/14.

Appearance: Pours a clear, light copper-toned body with a white head, fairly small, that evaporates fast.

Smell: Modest toast, modest caramel, modest grain with restrained citrus, restrained pine needle.

Taste: Toastiness, followed by a very, very slight nuttiness with a light-colored caramel sweetness as the citrus fruitiness lands early, hinting of lemon and approachable lime. Minor pine. Not particularly bitter, either. Remains fruity on the backhalf, however, there's a bit of graininess showing on the drying, lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's not most expressive brew, you get some malts, some hops, not really too much of anything, and, then, it's over.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this one in trade.

Appearance: Darker amber color with an off white thin head. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Malts, Hops and fruity notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of malts with some mild bitter hops and some sweetness, mild alcohol.

Overall: Decent brew, I rather like this one. Too bad it is a limited brew and I don't live in the south, I would have this one again.

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a snifter just days after the BB date.

Pours alovely orange-amber color, with excellent clarity but a feeble head that manages to leave a bit of spotty lacing and hang around a long time. .

Higher ABV is fairly well hidden; a paricularly good thing given that the aroma and flavor are both mild. A good bit of hops in the nose with a solid sweet malt base. Still, both the aroma and the taste lean towards sweet. Fruity alcohol esters and light hops get revealed in the finish.

Photo of JamesStreet
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of lcdawg
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jgolian
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper/orange with 1 finger of beige head. Nice lacing & above average head retention

S: Pears, breadyness & honey malt, faint Brandy notes

T: Dryness, pears, faint leafy & woody hops, plus breadyness. Intense dryness, breadyness & faint pear as this warms, slight boozeyness as well. Finishes dry, malty, with a little booze warmth & toffee

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Drinks okay, but not one I would buy again

Photo of SCDan
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into chilled glass, one- finger head vanished quickly with slight lacing. Dark amber in color. I am an IPA guy and abundant hop taste was lacking. Medium feel in mouth, and alcohol was well-hidden. Was looking for something different. Will finish 4-pack and move on...

Photo of Fr0stb1te
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TheSamKuehn
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of EgadBananas
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of smakawhat
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Bottled September 13th 2014.

Deep orange to lemon bodied yellow. Kind of looks like a classic American barleywine, but only manages a half finger of faint tan head, before quickly dissolving into a bubbled collar. Slightly slick and oily top, but with a very nice contrast of orange, yellow, and even red color.

Interesting nose. Hints of honey and floral sweetness on the front, with a fairly candy like aroma. Not particularly fruity smelling, but a nice aroma. It really does remind me more of a braggot actually.

Oh boy this is a doozy. The mouthfeel on this has really gone south. Watery and with a bizarre mineral tinge to it, for a high gravity beer this has really light and wet character. Interesting flavors though, large honey cookie and biscuit sweetness. Flavors of waffery cookie and a bit of vanilla to match. Real unique flavor. Big biscuit like cookie finish as well, with hints of treacle and thin pancake syrup. Chalky aftertaste quite a bit too though.

Pine and citrus? Where? Has a real unique character unlike any other high gravity beer, but a classic example of how a bad mouthfeel can just ruin the party.

Photo of Westyn
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of deford
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an IPA glass.

L- Golden, really a beautiful color, nice white inch plus head that takes it's time fading. Leaves a flat cap of bubbles over the whole beer. Pretty much perfect.

S- Pleasant, fruity...makes me think of pears and bubblegum. Maybe honey or maple...something really sweet like that....almost tropical.

T- A little pine cone and citrus...very mellow (the bottle is dated 8/12/14...just noticed that)...might be the reason for the muted flavors...very soft. Don't really get any alcohol at all...and I was expecting a lil bit at least.

F- Medium at best...maybe a little less than that....not really flat just not really carbonated.

O- Nothing special here...don't really need to do this again. Too many fantastic beers out there to waste my time on this...

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Lazy Magnolia Me & The Dev-Ale has a fairly thin, off-white head, a clear, sparkling, copper appearance, some ascending bubbles, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of citrus and pine, and the flavor is mostly of those things, with some breadiness and just a touch of alcohol, way in the back. The mouthfeel is mostly thin and a bit slick, and Lazy Magnolia Me & The Dev-Ale finishes mostly dry, easy drinking, and even refreshing. Overall, this is very good, but unusual.

RJT

Photo of Beerdsley
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of kkmiller76
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Shafaegalo
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Mikexw
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Me & The Dev-Ale from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.