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Bedlam - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

370 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%


Brewed by:
Ale Asylum visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bedlam! A chaotic blend of Citra hops and Belgian yeast give this IPA aromas of summer fruits and a bright hop presence with a plush finish.

(Beer added by: hawks10 on 04-03-2010)
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SiphonKing

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The description sounded great: Citra hops, Trappist yeast, an IPA. A unique twist on the Belgo-IPA moniker. Unfortunately it does not live up to my expectations. The aroma screams Belgian with hints of phenols and spiciness. The mouthfeel is thin for such a beer and the Citra really doesn't shine through the yeast profile. At first sip it was an unexpected taste, upon letting it warm up and further tastes the beer is palatable but not as interesting as it could have been. I've had other beers by Ale Asylum and they do not disappoint. This one leaves the drinker wanting, and expecting more.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 18:10:01 | More by SiphonKing
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samie85

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a very clear reddish hue with two fingers of dense white head.

S-Spicy pine and grapefruit smells with some orange and alcohol notes on the finish with a little clove.

T-Clove yeast notes on the front with a light orange citrus note and a light bitterness.

M-A little watery with very light carbonation and a slick feel.

D-Not my thing at all, the bitterness is so low key and the feel is just completely disappointing. I'm a little disappointed that I bought Citra hops to brew with based off this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 02:38:23 | More by samie85
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Burnt orange and cloudy in the glass with a slightly off white head on time that falls into a nice lace. Overripe grapefruit in the nose and some pepper and spice on top of some funky, yeasty smells as well. Good but convoluted. Bite is fairly strong from the hops in the initial taste that's followed by the funky, yeasty spice. Citra hops in the website description are apparent in both. More funk that hop in the taste. Nice Belgian IPA (note how easy it is to talk about it like it's a singular style already), but the marriage of the yeast and hop on this one is not a comfortable pairing. It seems to fight a bit, but just fine for the six pack I bought of it.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 21:05:50 | More by FightingEntropy
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HopHead84

California

3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

7/10/2011

Extra courtesy of Masterski, thanks!

A: Deep orange with a big white head that quickly recedes. The color is really nice. A little lacing clings to the glass.

A: Grapefruit, mango, and orange. There's a dank and pungent earthy hop note I can't really identify. Malt profile is strong, with notes of biscuit, nuttiness, and bread. 

T: Fruity up front, with light mango and passionfruit characteristics. I get some orange and grapefruit as well. These hops notes fade midpalate and the malt takes over imparting nuttiness, biscuit, and bread notes. The finish is dry and fruity with orange pith notes and biscuit.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.

Overall: An interesting mixture of American hops and Belgian malt characteristics. 

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 17:53:14 | More by HopHead84
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kojevergas

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with fun label art and branded pry-off pressure cap acquired in a trade with duff27 - thanks again, buddy! Served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass; that's all I really have for IPAs. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its current rating (94) as well as duff27's recommendation. Reviewed as a Belgian IPA because it identifies as such on the label and on Ale Asylum's website. 7.5% ABV confirmed. The "Best if Enjoyed by" box is empty.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a two finger wide head of light beige-khaki colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Has a soft supple complexion and fair frothiness. Lacing sticks to the sides of the glass when you tilt it, but doesn't hold. It doesn't have "legs." Head retention is good for the highish ABV - about 6 minutes.

Body colour is a vibrant copper-gold. Translucent; semitransparent. No yeast particles are visible. I dig the vibrance here; it's definitely well above average.

Looks quite good for a Belgian IPA; there are no obvious flaws here. It isn't unique or special, but it's definitely one of the better Belgian IPA appearances I've come across in the last year.

Sm: Citra hops are definitely present and recognizably so. Has an orange/grapefruit citrus edge backed by a biscuity floral undertone. Resinous as well. Doesn't have any of the stale orange juice presence I can't stand in some IPAs. I do get some tropical hints - mango chief amongst them.

Pale malts. Clean Belgian yeast with a biscuity, spicy, and even lightly peppery character. Some buttery malts, maybe even some Belgian pale malts. Just a biteen doughy. A hint of clove, maybe. Finish is grassy. Chives, perhaps. It's a pleasant aroma of mild to moderate strength, but doesn't seem as balanced as I'd like - though that's a bit nitpicky since there isn't untamed hop bitterness.

No alcohol is detectable.

T: Plenty of resinous citra hops here, with bursts of orange, mango, and tangerine. No naked hop bitterness is present; the hops are nicely tamed by the malts. Body is nicely built, with biscuity malts, pale malts, Belgian pale malts, and clean barley. Maybe a dash of crystal malt. The Belgian yeast lends it a clean feel as well as some biscuity character and light spiciness; I do get some clove, perhaps chives. It's lightly peppery as well. Vague buried hints of nectary character.

Above average depth of flavour for the style. Average duration and intensity of flavour for the style. I do like it.

It's got nice complexity, but I could do with a bit more. Same goes for its subtlety. Overall, it's well balanced but not impeccable. It's cohesive, but not gestalt. The hops and malts play well alongside one another, but I don't think it's quite a perfect marriage. The sweetness/bitterness is just a bit too far on the sweet side.

No alcohol presence at all.

Mf: I love its soft silky feel on the palate. Lightly oily. Smooth and wet. I can't make up my mind whether or not it's refreshing. Has good body and presence on the palate; it's quite approachable. It might be just a biteen too thick. Lightly overcarbonated, but not biting; unfortunately it's not crisp either. A biteen sticky. Complements the flavour profile well, but the texture doesn't seem custom-tailored to the taste per se.

Not gushed, harsh, astringent, boozy, or hot.

Dr: Quite drinkable for the ABV - which is itself well hidden. I'd come back to this one, and it's one of the better Belgian IPAs I've had in recent memory. Interesting stuff from Ale Asylum, a brewery from which I've never had a beer until now. This has me curious to try their other offerings. Definitely a quality brew that's worth trying. I'd have another; I understand they sell this buy the 6 pack and I could see myself buying it semiregularly. An inspired and gentle Belgian IPA that any fan of the style will likely enjoy.

Low B

Thanks again, Duff27!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 01:41:57 | More by kojevergas
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nickd717

California

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle thanks to largadeer.

Pours a somewhat hazy dark golden color with a small white head.

The aroma is very citrusy with huge tangerine and peach, with spicy Belgian yeast and sweet malt evident.

Sweet malt, orange, tangerine, peach, and somewhat Americanized Belgian notes.

Medium-plus body with some resinousness and average carbonation.

Overall good stuff. Not ridiculously good, but good.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 15:19:51 | More by nickd717
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Freshly poured from the brewery and provided by Brother Rob!

A: poured with a nice deep, rocky head, amber to light brown color with slight haze, head dissipated to only light bubbles on side of glass
S: full nose of citrus/marmalade hops
T: taste is not over-the-top with hops which is a good thing, nice malt backbone with good hop finish that is more fruity than bitter, I don't taste a ton o Belgium qualities but they are there in finish with bubblegum and yeast
M: highly drinkable and well-balanced
O: I was expecting a bit more Belgium qualities instead of almost straight IPA

Serving type: growler

01-12-2012 01:53:49 | More by wisrarebeer
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A- Pours a nice golden orange with a tint of red to it. Completely transparent except for the many streaming bubbles. About a finger's worth of head that leaves a nice cap on the beer and some good lacing on the side of the glass.

S- Nice fruity hops in the forefront. Lemons, orange, a little bit of bubble gum from the Belgian yeast. Also a little bit of spice in there as well but overall pretty well balanced.

T- The taste is a little more Belgian dominant while the nose was a little more IPA dominant. Some Belgian yeast, bubblegum, a little bit of spice and then the hops finally come in. Again, some citrusy hops, mostly lemon and orange.

M- Nice medium bodied brew that has a small amount of bitterness and good carbonation. Also very crisp and refreshing.

D- A good representation of the style. They have found a nice balance between the two which equals a nicely balanced brew. This may be a little sweet for some but I think it is a solid offering from Ale Asylum.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 01:52:18 | More by Wisconsinality
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pstutzman

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden amber, bordering on orange. Slightly hazy.
S: Citrus with a slight Belgian funk.
T: Mostly hops with almost no Belgian character. Moderate lingering bitterness.
M: Lighter than expected.
O: Quite nice, although I expected more Belgian funk in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 01:10:45 | More by pstutzman
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Is that a cartoon bear with antlers ("beer"?) and a crown on the label? If so, what does it mean? Won't someone tell me.

Aromatics lift right out of the glass and creep into my nose. I'm going in closer…

Wait, I do "appearance" first, so scratch that…it's just a very potent aromatics.

Clouded, deep amber/ crimson hue, slim white head.

Okay, how's it smell? (Wait, we say nose and aroma, right? No smell…but it's a nice smell.) Fruit and Belgian funk. Citrus and tropical fruits, bright and lively. Ripe, loud and beautiful. Just a little sweet and none too bitter. That's just in the smelling. Wild and outsized.

Taste it, already: Boom-bam-alam. First the juicy malt, the rich fruity flavor, then along comes the hop bitterness. Belgian flavor is all over this. Full bodied as any IPA ought to be, hop forward as you need it, all awash in the wicked, wild funk of it. Aromatics continue to bleed out and enchant.

An easy drinking ale for the hophead and the Belgian nut both. Bitterness lasts long on the palate, flavor consistently delivers. Yum. Tasty as heck. Belongs with the best of the Belgian IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 05:59:21 | More by feloniousmonk
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seeswo

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Round 2 of Bedlam just came out, so I thought I would check it out. Pours a golden brown with a small tan head. Looks good. Smells like spicy orange hops and the smell that wafts out of the next door neighbors windows before they throw on loud techno and order pizza...this represents a somewhat odd combo. The orange from the citrus hops comes out strongly in the taste, but in a grassy, spicy manner. The hop profile tastes somewhat similar to Surly Furious, though not executed as well. There might be just a touch of bready yeastiness representing the Trappist component, but if you didn't tell me that was there, I am not sure I would pick it up. It mostly comes out with a flavor like a really interesting IPA with a slightly odd twist. Mouthfeel is dead on, not too sweet or heavy, good carbonation. Overall, this is the beer I get 6 packs of when I want to have a few. It's so cheap and has a more interesting hop profile than many local WI beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 19:04:03 | More by seeswo
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another interesting extra from FrankenBrew. Pours from the bottle a hazy dark golden color, with some nice lingering off-white foam. Huge floral hop aroma, along with lemons and bubblegum. The Belgian yeast seems more prevalent on the palate, as the hops take a little bit more of a backseat. A really good example of the style, and much hoppier than most.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 03:08:13 | More by emmasdad
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint.

A - Good clarity inside its copper color. Small white head. Spotty lacing.

S - Piney hops have a wet/resiny sense. The beer quickly opens up to show some spicy phenolics. Pleasant American aroma with said belgian qualities. Toasty and mild nutty malt.

T - Starts with a nice layer of biscuit malt shortly slides underneath a big piney hop flavor midway. There are some citrus tones in there as well. Spicy yeast qualities blend into adequate bitterness that is only perceived on the back of the tongue. Crisp finish with gripping hop flavors long after.

M - Medium body, medium-light carbonation, dry.

O - Aroma was it's highlight, had a good grasp on style. Hops seemed to be one dimensional leaning strongly towards pine in aroma but even more so taste. Great feel and appearance. I would recommend but not go out of the way to find.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 00:34:10 | More by Jparker37
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow body with three-eighths inch of retained white smooth soapy head. Lacey. Carbonation bubbles rising. Good hop and yeast aromas. Good bitternss with yeast very secondary. Good use of citra hops. Buttery mouthfeel, with the citra edge. Good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 00:35:42 | More by Sammy
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper amber color with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film. Spotty lacing sticks to the side of the glass.

Smell: Smells more DIPA than Belgian, but I like the aroma. Blasts of pineapple and mango, some grapefruit citrus, a bit of sweet caramel, and some biscuity malt in the background. Just a hint of Belgian yeast and spices.

Taste: Hoppy from the start, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit quickly overwhelming the sweet biscuit malt. Some clove, pepper, and coriander step in for the Belgian aspect, with some herbal hops in at the end.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation, with enough hop oil sitting on the tongue to make me aware of the residue. The end is slightly astringent, but not overly so.

Drinkability: This was pretty good, sort of like a blend of a Belgian IPA and a DIPA. There are some more enjoyable examples of the style out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 03:26:28 | More by KickInTheChalice
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SubpoenaDeuces

California

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: It looks like a cross between a standard IPA and a Belgian Golden. You get some yellowing and some moderate hazy light amber tones but the appearances seems pretty tame. The lacing on the side of the glass is like a haunted house and grips the entire way down.

S: Citra hop hell. This escaped like a virulent herbal genie when I opened the bottle. You get the Yosemite forest with pine and crisp conifers and then the tangerine and citric notes follow swiftly, it smells incredible. It feels like Pliny the Elder at Christmas time.

T: The taste has very little of the juicy notes in the smell. At the outset your get the herbal aspects that the high alpha acid hops produce, but then, like a child left after tee ball practice, the hops abandon you to the company of a circumspect Belgian man. His Vanover smells of sweet turbinado sugar but, being a child you trust it through and through. Ultimately, no candy is provided.

M: It is light and crisp, I should underscore that it is still a great beer, albeit a bit deceiving on the old hop profile. You could give this to basically anyone and they would love you for it. Unless you live in California, don’t give this away, save these for yourself, they can buy their own Sculpin.

D: The Belgian hardly slows down the traction on these tires, this beer is meant for hot weather and dry heats. Why it is distributed in humid, low temperature places is beyond me but I also can’t understand why people from the east coast wear North Face jackets to bars, so the ideas are congruent. Ultimately you can drink this high ABV, tasty beer ridiculously fast, you can play beer pong with it, you can load it into some Home Depot tube and kill it; the only troubling aspect is your friends healt- I can’t even get that out seriously. Drink this swift and fast.

Narrative: Hermes languished on Mount Cyllene kicking rocks idly in his path. “Ah Hermes, what’s gotcha lookin so long in the gums?” Argos asked, consoling with his many eyes. “Aw jeez Argos, I just got all this old speed and no one seems to want to get that wasted anymore.” “Oh?” Argus questioned with a series of tilted brows. “Yeah, here I was, getting all these people sufficiently drunk and all of a sudden, they cut my distribution to the lower Mediterranean, can you believe that? Then here I am just stuck to kick rocks with a bunch of Stoics, holy hams and eggs!” Hermes folded his arms and felt the power that he wielded. His speed could intoxicate a mortal man several times over. As a concession, he delivered an Edible Arrangement to the failing economy of Greece and hoped that they would continue to drink themselves into oblivion. “The EURO is strong with this one” Poseidon remarked and proceeded to destroy another coastal town, insouciantly.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 08:09:54 | More by SubpoenaDeuces
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raznug

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bedlam pours a nice orangeish copper with an inch of off white head.4
Smell: The beer smells of citrus hops and a Belgian yeast spice character.4
Taste: It tastes just like it smell but yeast character plays the lead role to the hops which isn’t always a bad thing especially in a Belgian IPA.
Mouthfeel: It flows nicely on the tongue but I wouldn’t mind it being a little thicker so taste might stick around longer.3.5

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 13:47:31 | More by raznug
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed peach color, sporting a soapy white froth that retains well and laces superbly. Aroma of citrus and pine. In the flavor, bubblegum, citrus, candi sugar, cotton candy. Mild bitterness working well with the sugars and cake like yeast. Herbal, minty notes emerging late. Medium bodied, well carbonated and crisp. Doughy yeast and juicy hop linger on the palate. Overall, a fine American take on the Belgian IPA style. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 22:21:39 | More by Stinkypuss
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TomBrewnansky

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice cloudy amber color with good lacing that sticks pretty well down the whole pint glass. Smells fantastic with a very heavy citrus aroma. Not as hoppy as I expected and a bready aftertaste, but a good balance and just the right amount of carbonation for this brew. It feels really light and I could easily drink a few of these. It's a tasty brew for sure and leaves your mouth a bit dry tempting you for another sip.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 03:01:54 | More by TomBrewnansky
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Very murky brown-orange with a moderate beige head. Ugly, to say the least.

S. Citra going strong in the nose. Sweet tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit rind. Some clove and sweet pale malt behind.

T. Mango, lemon rind, grapefruit, bright vanilla, mild clove, cakey grain, mild leafy bitterness.

M. Medium-bodied with frothy carbonation.

O. It's not a pretty beer, but the citra character is great.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2013 00:44:22 | More by Etan
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy orange body, 2 finger head, great lacing

S: peach, mango, pine, malt

T: peach/mango, malt, pine, long oily bitter finish

M: med body, sticky/oily body

O: Very good beer. I will seek this out again.
I know it's a big sipper, but I want to gulp
this beast. Fascinating smell and flavor.

GOOD BEER, WORTH TRYING!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 21:35:41 | More by BeerLover99
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thetomG for pulling this one out. A Belgian IPA, not a style I generally like, but why not give it a go?

A - Burnt amber colored beer with a bit of a white head that dissipated to a thin ring.

S - Lots of citra. Nice tropical fruits, slight but understated pine. I'm thankful that the yeast notes on this are fairly depressed, because that's generally what ruins these beers for me.

T - Some yeast, fruit, citrus hops. It's pretty fruity, and the yeast is a little stronger than the nose. It's good for what it is, which is how I'll score it, but I'd rather have the American take on the IPA style than what we've got going on here.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. The yeast gives it a slightly drying finish.

O - Good for what it is, probably one of the better ones I've had for what it is. I just wish it wasn't what it was.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 16:09:15 | More by AgentZero
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks n8dietz for hooking me up with this unobtainable beer for IL residents.

Medium toned copper color with a great head and great foam retention. OK bubbling.

Floral, earthen, and citric hop aromas. Theres yeasty fruit and toasted malts that show up a little underneath all the bitter hop aromas.

Crisp earthy and citric ops throughout with sweet toasted malts and fruity yeast. All these flavors come together. Yeasty, bitter and malty all in one package.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 21:38:15 | More by scruffwhor
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nataku00

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy orange color with two fingers of white bubbly head. Head dissipates quickly to a thin collar, leaving a decent amount of sticky lacing. A bit of carbonation visible at the edge of the glass streaming up from the bottom.

Nose is peach, nectarine, grapefruit citrus peel, light sweet fruity esters, biscuit malts. Not a strong aroma though.

Taste starts with a light citrus pith bitterness, then more flavorful citrus peel. The stone fruit flavors from the fruity esters come mid tongue along with some light spices and a biscuit malts. Finish is dry, with lingering citrus peel and esters.

Light to medium body with a good amount of carbonation, scrubs the tongue dry without being aggressive. Pretty easy to drink beer with an interesting flavor profile from the citra hopping combining with the Belgian yeast.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 06:58:17 | More by nataku00
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to TATURBO for bring this bottle back from Madison. Thanks Chris.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: brillant and clear medium golden yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of soapy white head. decent lacing makes a thin coating on the glass.

Smell: yeasty, fruity, peppery, and spicy. Hops take a backseat to the belgian yeast notes in the nose. Hops smell of grapefruit, mandrin oranges, a hint of pine and tropical fruits. I even get a bubblegum note of sweetness from the hops. Great nose.

Taste: Mellow bitterness from this beer which really surprised me comparing the taste to the nose. Hops taste of grapefruit, tropical fruit, tropical fruit, grass, and oranges. The beer is moderately yeasty and peppery. The malts are mildy sweet with bready and caramel notes. Finishes with all these flavors balancing out nicely. No lingering bitterness in the finish from the hops.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer,but it on the lower end of the spectrum. Moderate carbonation also on the lower end of moderate. Super drinkable for 7.5%. Clean and smooth beer.

Overall: Its like a belgian zombie dust, but more focused on the belgian part of the beer and less focus on the hops. Great job Ale Asylum!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 02:44:50 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Bedlam from Ale Asylum
93 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.