Beer Of The Gods - High & Mighty Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
75
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206 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 21.36%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
High & Mighty Beer Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 05-28-2006)
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5/5  rDev +54.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsener (seemed appropriate despite BA advising a pint/mug). Pours a hazy yellow color with a very limited head BUT nice retention and a few streaks of lacing.

Citrusy hops dominate this well rounded nose; definitely some lemony zest. I get a little bit of yeast and the slightest hint of pale malt.

Taste is surprisingly full- hops up front and throughout but nicely balanced by some pale malty sweetness and earthy yeast. Excellent taste for what I'm sure was a very small amount of ingredients.

Mouthfeel is excellent- light bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice long, dry finish. EXCELLENT! If I'm in the mood for session drinking, I will most certainly get this again.

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4.28/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle from Florian's. Very hazy yellow body with a half inch of white head. Smells malty with a good dose of floral hops. Tastes like citrussy pithy floral hops with caramel malt making a nice malt backbone. The mix of hops is really nice. Lighter bodied with only a moderate amount of carbonation. The great flavor and light mouthfeel make this a really drinkable beer. It has the perfect balance of full flavor and refreshing drinkability. Good stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of PeatReek
4.18/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

OK, I must admit I was skeptical at first of a beer called "beer of the gods" from Massachusetts that bills itself as a "Koelsch/Alt." I first had it on tap at Cambridge Common, but bought this sixer as I was coming back from a recent ski trip. It pours straw yellow and lightly hazy, with a half inch of bright white head that has some decent staying power. The aroma, surprisingly, is actually mostly malt, nice and toasty with a hint of sulfur around the edge maybe. Each sip opens with a bright German hop flavor, followed immediately by a bracing bitterness that somewhat overmatches the light body. As the sip evolves, the hop flavor returns, very strong but still smooth, like those noble hops are famous for. Hints of malt in the aftertaste - and that's it. By far the best part is the drinkability - the strong, smooth bitterness combined with a light body and relatively low alcohol make this a complete winner. I could drink gallons of it in a sitting. Tastes best in big gulps, even if I'm trying to have a sippin' session. I can see myself really getting into this one come springtime...

Photo of speter
4.18/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: For the first time ever, I managed to pour a completely full nonic with nothing but head. This was served at cask temperature, so I believe the carbonation is a tad overmuch. As someone who has lived in Germany, I'm familiar with the seven-minute Pils pour, but I've never had a 20-minute ale pour! Once the foam came down a bit (leaving a good rocky head), the beer itself is a very nice cloudy golden hue.

S: Citrusy and somewhat piney hops, with a little malt.

T: A remarkably well balanced American ale. The hops are the star, but the malt is not overlooked. The initial taste is hop bitterness, which carries through the center, but the finish is clean.

M: Good body with (as mentioned) ample carbonation.

D: If you can wait out the long pour, this is a very drinkable ale, and at 4.5% abv, one you can do several of.

Photo of jgasparine
4.15/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from the bottle with a frothy, white proteinaceous head, which was reasonably retained and produced some sticky lacing. The body was a very pale, semi-opaque (transluscent) muted yellow body... no visible carbonation.

S- A lot of funky/earthy hop aromas in there, over a pale malt base. A little grassy overall. Kind-of reminds me of the same aromas you'd get off a Pilsener Urquell. Different, but I like it.

T- Very crisp crackerlike malt up-front, which is then completely dominated by these zesty, herbal noble hop flavors. Very simple, yet elegant and somewhat bold. The hop lingers very mildly bitter on the tongue with impressions of lemongrass.

M- A medium body with a somewhat coarse carbonation, with a slight texture presumably from unattenuated sugar and/or hop particulate. Low astringency.

D- A tremendously drinkable session brew that packs a lot of aroma and flavor (and body) for a 4.5% ABV.

End Note: Frankly, I find this stuff to be delicious. I expected the worst, given the reviews from other people here... maybe I got a fresh bottle? Maybe the recipe was recently improved? I don't know... all I know is, this beer is good, and I'm sticking to it!

Photo of twelvsies
4.1/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer many times but for some reason have not yet gotten around to writing down any thoughts. Anywho...

Pours an ever so slightly hazy golden color, pretty with a nice white head with some nice staying action, particularly for a beer of this style (light). Nose of hay, light hops, some lemon, kind of "farmhousey". Lots of rustic in the flavor - definitely modeled after some of the better farmhouse ales out there, just nice and fresh, plenty of dry musty flavors yet nice and grassy, touch of citrus and a nice pale malt profile. Smooth and drinkable, certainly a session beer, uber quenching on this ballsoaker of a summer day. Seems like a lot of people have misunderstood this beer or perhaps the style altogether, but more people should embrace the light and subtle flavors of this well crafted ale, which is actually rather lager-y. Tasty.

Photo of Soozy
4.05/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Looks great. Orange/red with little to no head to it.
S - Very fruity, some strong orange with a little bit of cherry.
T - A pretty big malty, chewy taste with considerable citrus. Bitterness compliments nicely. Very good, really enjoyed this one.
M - Crisp, good for style.
D - Very good

I really enjoyed this beer and definitely recommend it. There might be inconsistencies in the brewery since it's so small and maybe I just got a good batch (considering the other reviews).

I'd give this one a shot if you come across it.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Love the beers that throw style guidelines out the window. Some sediment on the bottom of the bottle, which we added a few drops into our sample. Pale yellow color with some yeasty haze and a good amount of lace. Clean graini- ness, dried grass, lemony herbal hop and a touch of yeast in the nose. Clean, dry malt palate on a dainty, smooth body. Hops are more flavor-forward than bitter; heavy tone of wild herbs compliments the dryness of the malt. Bit of yeast, though still very clean. This one screams “session beer”—a great pick for something light yet still packed with flavor.

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden with some clarity to it. The head is about an inch high that has a very light frothy texture.

Aroma: Lemon zest, citrusy hops with a dryness in the nose. There is a twinge of honey way in the back and a touch of floralness. A very slight bit of spice in the end.

Taste: It's very crisp with a solid floral hop bite on the palate. Notes of lemon zest, corriender with touches of citrus hops.

Notes: This one is tasty the dry finish fits the style very well. Cheers.

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, beer is yellow and clear with a nice white head, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is a little hoppy and sweet, really nice aroma.

Beer is wet and sweet with a medium to light in body. Beer is mildly bitter, nice yeast and a great finish. I'd have this beer again, a little shocked but I do love a good blonde...

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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Beer Of The Gods from High & Mighty Beer Co.
75 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.