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Rip Van Winkle Beer - Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub

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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 20%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-13-2012)
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Reviews by AlCaponeJunior:
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kinda orange and cloudy with a one finger head with some staying power and decent lace.

Smell is malty, bready, a little yeast, pretty subdued.

Taste is very sweet, malty with biscuit, caramel, bready notes, with little hop character.

Body is pretty thick and full with a slightly cloyingly sweet finish. Carbonation is pretty light.

It's not bad but I don't think it's spectacular. A pretty good example of a bock I suppose but I'm not wild about it.

AlCaponeJunior, Aug 18, 2012
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Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

sgttibbs, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent amber with a finger of tan head. Very good lacing & good head retention

S: Brown bread & pears

T: Brown bread, pears, white grapes, some woody hops up front. More fruittyness as this warms, slight green apple skin & caramel, some dryness. Finishes fruitty, dry & slightly sweet

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, slight grainyness, thins out a touch as it warms

A servicable bock, nothing to get excited about, but not bad. Easily one of the better beers from these guys

russpowell, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Jeffy5050
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Jeffy5050, Jun 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

longbongsilver, Dec 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

MacsBeerMaster, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of bhurley
4/5  rDev +15.9%

bhurley, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of KansasBeerLover
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Clear amber body with 1.5 finger head. The head is beige, with medium bubbles. In 2 minutes the head is merely a wisp leaving some lacing on the sides. The only carbonation present is from the SA disk etched in the glass.

Smell - Mild. Malt, a hint of yeast.

Taste - A nice blend of malt, caramel and toffee. Slight sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with no carbonation. Slight sweetness followed by a moderate bitter. Dissipates from the palate after a short time.

Overall - My success with Weston beer has not gone well. This one ranks second from the top. It is a simple beer and easy to drink. Smooth certainly. I might buy it again.

KansasBeerLover, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a nice amber/mahogany color. An off-white head sits tightly on top for a while until receding to a film. Surprisingly decent lacing. The beer smells like an alcohol bomb straight off, but is coated with faint bready, yeasty aroma. Again, the taste follows the smell, and I'm getting strong alcohol right off the bat. Somewhere in there though hides some malty body, with some biscuits and even a faint bitterness. The mouthfeel is heavy and carbonated.

Overall, very disappointed. I was hoping for more flavor and less alcohol in this. And I'm going to be honest, i only bought it for the artwork, which is actually exceptional, but that doesn't go into the score, unfortunately.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 23, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

Hellpop65, Sep 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

jklecko2, Oct 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

zeff80, Feb 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Mebuzzard, Apr 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

skyisland, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

LightnerLiquorKS, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of rfbenavi80
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A local brewery here in the Kansas City area, Weston Brewing Co. doesn't get enough love. Saw this one and did not think twice about picking it up. Bottle poured into a pilsner glass, an aggressive pour.

A- Pours a dark amber with 3 fingers of thick, foamy, light tan head that is taking it's pleasant time leaving creating a thick cap on top of the beer and some huge chunks of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Sweet and bready. A little yeasty.

T- Pretty sweet, a tasty blend of caramel and toffee, only getting a little balancing bitterness. It is mostly malt sweetness coming through.

M- Medium body with a little amount of carbonation.

O- I am pleased. A good beer from a small local Brewery.

rfbenavi80, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

NSLPublishing, Apr 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

jewellrunner, Nov 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Punisher, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ToddHolder, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

thufflife, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of WhiskeeTango
1.5/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Okay, so I bought a bottle of this at my local liquor store. Was very excited when I first saw it on the shelf. Got it home, popped the top off, started pouring... a large... what I can only describe as a 'gelatinous blob' plopped out of the bottle and splooshed itself into my almost full pint glass. I stared at it for a few moments, whilst it took a meandering lap around it's amber pool, and wondered what in the hell it could be.

Needless to say I did not drink any of Rip Van Winkles special delivery and have not ventured to buy another bottle as of yet. I still do not know what the hell the thing was that hid itself in there but I can say, with some certitude, that I do not wish to meet it again.

A - I think the brew was an amber brown... I think. It was hard to see past the aforementioned gelatinous blob.

S - I did, however, take a whiff of the beer and it really did smell quite good. Notes of a sweet caramel and bread were hinted at.

T - The taste was disappointing in that I was disappointed that I did not get to taste it.

M - I can only assume that the mouthfeel would have been somewhat akin to having a severe nasal infection and hocking up a loogie in your mouth. And then swallowing. No thank you.

O - I really hope that sometime in the future I will give this beer another chance. As it is now, every time I see it on the shelf all I can think of is the 'plop' sound made by that blob.

WhiskeeTango, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

AlaskanYoung, Jan 29, 2014
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Rip Van Winkle Beer from Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
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