Malefactor (Gilgamesh) - Upland Brewing Company
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Reviews by brentk56:
4.89/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Pours a cloudy auburn color with a very impressive head that leaves a pattern of lace remindful of the Matisse cutouts
Smell: Oaked tart cherries with layers of caramel
Taste: The caramel layer arrives first and buttresses the tart fruit flavors; an explosion of tart cherry, green apple and honeydew in the middle; after the swallow, the oak barrel adds subtle complexity with a hint of Bourbon and vanilla
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with moderate carbonation
Overall: Pretty darn close to perfection; right up there with the best beers I have ever tasted
Thanks, duels, for the opportunity
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2013 01:13:57 | More by brentk56
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4.09/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into tulip. Thanks for sending me this one years ago, HosP! Cork date of 3/11.
A: Pours a cranberry juice red with a couple fingers of fizzy dark tan head that quickly faded into a a fuzzy collar.
S: Dry and woody notes of cherry pits, cranberry juice, musty earth, and buttery oak. Slight lacto as well.
T: Follows the nose with smooth and lightly tart flavors of ambiguous red fruits and berries. Musty attic and damp basement come through alongside a clean lactic bite, and slightly sweet Belgian sugar. Mild and sweet with a hint of grape juice. The finish is smooth with just a kiss of bourbon from the barrel.
M: Medium body, soft and mellow carb, drying but not a desert that is balanced by subtle sweetness. Drinks very well. Slightly tannic and clinging.
O: Extremely smooth and mellow. Very impressed, age has done this well. Very delicious. Thanks again, Mark!
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 22:48:45 | More by scottfrie
Malefactor (Gilgamesh) from Upland Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.