Kelpie Seaweed Ale - Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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2.4/5 rDev -33.7%
Poured from a standard pressure-cap 500ml bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.
A- Half-finger off-white head with low retention. Limited spotty lacing. Dark chocolate color, very little light permeates.
S- Caramel, toffee, funky-earthy smell. Slight salinity in the nose, along with a very distinct fun that must be the seaweed. Very hard to describe.
T- Earthy, slightly watery, funky. Caramel, toasted malts, some vegetation.
M- Very watery. Not a very nice feel.
O- Swing and a miss.
05-14-2013 02:18:15 | More by Murrhey
3.76/5 rDev +3.9%
Alright, here is something very out of the ordinary for me. And unique works for me most of the time - this not being an exception.
It looks great in the glass with a firm head. The aroma is a typical English malty with a hint of freshness from herbs (seaweed?).
The flavor is lightly roasty, slightly bitter, a little bit herbal, all nicely balanced into a very palatable beverage. This was a cool treat.
03-31-2013 20:54:08 | More by schoolboy
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
Appearance: Dark, but not pitch black. Pours a nice, fairly creamy and persistent one finger head.
Aroma: Malty, but with some fresh & salty sea aromas. Somewhat mild aroma.
Taste: A little sharp at first, with a citrus-like bitterness. Quickly settles to a nice malty flavour though, with a salty aftertaste, probably due to the seaweed.
Mouthfeel: Quite thick and smooth, medium to heavy body.
Overall: This is an old acquaintance, one of the Scottish druid / ancient recipe ales that I quite like. For me, they deserve points for originality (even if the recipes are ancient!). Many contemporary attempts at herbed or spiced ales don't produce similar results.
02-20-2013 16:55:07 | More by Arborescence
Kelpie Seaweed Ale from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.