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Beer Of The Gods - High & Mighty Beer Co.

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Reviews: 111
Hads: 207
Avg: 3.22
pDev: 21.43%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 05-28-2006

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Photo of irrevjim
3.83/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours a slightly cloudy bright straw with a mile high foamy head (every bottle every time for me) that slowly disappears and leaves good lacing, tiny bubbles
smells like pale malt, dry yeast, a hint of honey
taste, earthy, dry, hoppy, a little herbal, a little sour, no pine or citrus, malt reminds me of munich lagers.Think of this as a dry pale ale with a hint of honey.
light, crisp feel
a nice clean beer, very refreshing and just off kilter enough (a little sour, barely a blonde) to be interesting.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - hazy light straw with minimal white head fades quickly, but leaves nice lacing.

S - Light malt is the overwhelming fragrance. Some herbal hops. I was afraid this might be an old bottle, but the taste...

T - Made up for the lack of aroma, Very flavorful for such a light beer, earthy herbal hops, with a little spice. Light malty sweetness to balance it off.

M - Light medium carbonation, clean.

O - Very happy with this brew. Not a huge fan of the style which makes this one all the more impressive. Very flavorful 4.5% option.

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Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy lemony yellow. Cloudy! Had a nice, bright white, foamy head. Tiny bit of lacing. Head does die out to a thin layer with lots of small bubbles from the carbination.

S- Lemony, little orange, bready/biscuty malts, spiciness from the hops. Has a wheat beer scent as well. Really well balanced.

T- Follows the nose to a T! Tastes like an American lager meets a wheat ale really. Something like a German hefeweizen. The lemon taste, with biscuty malts and a spiciness from the hops is what jumps out on the tongue. Overall there isn't much else that can be said for the beer.

M- light towards medium mouthfeel. Very crisp, clean, and refreshing. Very carbonated.

Overall I'd give this beer a solid B grade overall. Not too exciting, but it's above average for me when considering American lagers and some wheat ales. Fairly decent stuff from High and Mighty. I look forward to finding and try more of their beers.

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Photo of brentk56
3.51/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a hazy honey color capped by a minuscule head that fades quickly leaving no lace

Smell: Bready and grassy

Taste: Bready malt with a very grassy and bitter hop kick that dominates the mid-palate and the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Not too sure what to make of this beer; it could be a nice quaffer but the grassy bitterness of the hops just isn't sitting right with me; it's like a pilsner without the crispness

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Photo of Brew_42
2.64/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this beer with high hopes because it came highly recommended.

A-Pours hazy yellow with almost no head. Not a pretty beer by any means.

S-Smells slightly fruity

T- Light citrus with quite a bit of bitterness. Outside of the bitterness there wasn't much. Not bad but certainly not good.

MF-Dry and crisp.

0-Not a huge fan but my reaction may have been partially affected by the high expectations. I think I may come back to it at some point because I suspect the it may have been a bad keg. One of the things my friend noted when he recommended it was a nice carbonation in the beer which I didn't get at all. This beer seems too well thought of for me to have had such a bad experience. Maybe just a bad keg.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.56/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So light, so refreshing, crisp, clean, and clear- the beer is less "God" like and more "Goddess" in its tone.

Built upon German underpinnings, its aroma shines with a mostly clear straw color that highlights its lively carbonation. Lightly headed, the beer sheds its foam structures onto the glass with broken rings of lace. Bright white froth towers over a modestly hazy body.

Grainy sweet to start, the beer's ale-lager dichotomy plays out on a bed of lightly kilned barley for an aroma and taste that's largely Pilsner-like. But then its those strong citrusy, grassy, and light piney hops that give away its American hop influences. If not for the hop contributions, the beer could have been sold as a Kolsch-style ale. Light grapefruit and citrus peels speak otherwise and twist into a lightly herbal finish of pine needles and fresh-cut grass.

Crisp and clean from head to toe, the ale plays nicely on the palate as the carbonation pushes the grain sweetness into a snappy and terse finish. Lightly astringent with the bite of hop leaf, the ale is otherwise dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable.

Yea, any beer named "Beer of the Gods" has be be masculine, dominant, and gentlemanly. High & Mighty's version is just to timid even though her finesse and delicate nature is charming.

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Photo of Damian
3.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drank on-tap at Flatbread Company, Somerville, MA
Served in a pint glass

Crystal clear golden appearance. The liquid was topped by a thin film of white froth that quickly dissolved.

The nose was incredibly mild. Initially, I had a very difficult time picking up anything. As the beer warmed, subtle notes of pale malts and hints of sulfur came forth.

The flavor profile had a lot more going on than the nose. Husky grains and biscuity malts appeared on the front end. Touch of sulfur. Some lemony tartness appeared in the center. The finish was punchy and quite hoppy for the style. Earthy, noble hops contributed a significant amount of bitterness.

Decent mouthfeel for the style. Medium bodied with a crisp, fine and sprightly effervescence. The liquid was quite soft and pillowy.

This is perhaps the most commonly found session beer at better beer bars in the Boston-area, and there is good reason for that. Though rather simple in nature, Beer Of The Gods is immensely quaffable and would make for a terrific summer quencher.

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Photo of emerge077
3.97/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

German Pilsner..

Pale straw gold with a slight haze, otherwise pretty nice clarity. Initial head of foam was a finger or two, billowing up and settling after a god while. Lots of delicate spindly lace in the glass.

Soft aromas of crackery pale malt and grassy earthy noble hops, vague lemon pith. Flavor is crisp and lightly bitter, earthy hop flavors and mild lemon pith again lending bitterness and citrus essence. Light bodied with ample carbonation, highly drinkable. Pairs well with many types of food and social situations. Simplicity is vastly underrated these days.

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Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +24.2%
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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Photo of acevenom
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours hazy, straw colored with a two-finger length white head that dissipates slowly. I notice plentiful streaming bubbles in the beer. I can pick up aromas of sweet and bready malts as well as citrus hops. The flavors up front are hoppy. I pick up those citrus hops with some slightly bitter orange or grapefruit peel in the back end along with some herbal hop flavors. The malt adds a nice grainy backbone that isn't very heavy. If you told me this was a pale ale, I wouldn't have doubted it. The body is light to medium with strong carbonation. The finish is mostly clean and crisp. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.11/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From 08/17/12 notes. Had this on tap at a bar right outside Boston, MA. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy yellow color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, spice, grains, and bready malts. Not bad but kind of bland; pretty average.

t - Tastes of wheat, bready malts, grains, light yeast and spice. Again, a bit bland and average.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. A tiny bit undercarbonated.

o - Overall a pretty average blonde ale. Lots of bread and grains to it, and not much else. Would pass on this one again.

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Photo of birchstick
3.06/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours straw yellow with a creamy head

S - citrusy aroma with a bit of cereal / grain malts

T - citrusy up front that moves to a bit of grainy malt. Ends a little bitter. Not uber complex...

M - good body with decent carbonation

D - decent golden ale. Light and refreshing...not too much going on but worth a shot.

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Photo of Eddxii
3.83/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beer of the Gods pours a light hazy lemon yellow with very light head. It has a rather unique color for a light beer, certainly a more robust hue than the usual straw-colored concoctions we're used to seeing around this time of year.

S: The aroma is light and clean with notes of citrus and wheat malt dominating, possibly a hint of fresh grass in the distance.

T: The initial flavor is an energetic mixture of light citrus with a hint of subtle sourness and the finish is heavy with lemon.

M: Despite its overall light and airy characteristics, the mouthfeel is more medium-bodied, allowing the citrus/herbal flavors to linger for a while before resting in the lemony aftertaste.

O: Overall I'd say this beer is more suited to demigods than gods, but it is a very nicely refreshing, summery beer that offers much more flavor than the traditional summer beers. It's crisp, but not too thin. Eminently drinkable without being too heavy. This is a beer to bring to a picnic and/or enjoy over a grill.

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Photo of champ103
3.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours nearly transparent yellow, almost colorless. A large white head forms with good retention. Sticky lace is left behind.
S: A clean bready malty aroma, which I like. Grassy, herbal hops. At first I love it, but this does not finish well. A very light acidic metallic aroma builds. Some cooked veggie, kind of like DMS.
T: Follows the nose, really enjoyable to start out. Like a great lager. Bread, biscuit, grassy hops. Though metallic and cooked veggie flavors in the finish, and the finish is long.
M/D: A medium body that is very clean. I wish it was a bit more crisp however. Not hard to drink at all. Something I can put back without thinking about it.

Overall, this just missed the mark. Get rid of the metallic twang and cooked veggies, and this is a great lighter beer.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.25/5  rDev +32%
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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Photo of davewlfpckfan29
2.76/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer on tap in Western Mass (where its made)
I was not very impressed.

It looked alright. A dark yellow, blonde would be a good way to describe it.

The smell was not impressive. Had to sniff harder than usual to get a good wiff of it. It had a smell of fruitiness maybe lemon?
Really no sign of hops.

Overall its taste was not that good. Freshness did not jump out at me... especially for being in the next town over from where the beer is made.

High & Mighty has better beer than this.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out with a very light yellow looking body, the head was fluffy and white in color. The retention was decent. The smell of the beer was also very soft and light, not too much on the nose really... other than some light grains. The taste of the beer was light with some grains and citrus notes. The mouthfeel also very light and moderately carbonated. Overall this beer would be best to have in the summer time I think. I can't say I've buy this on again though.

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Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev +24.2%
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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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +24.2%
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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Photo of CheezyBlaster
3.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Smells like funk, lemon-zest, soapy, a bit of a "beery" sniff too.

Bitter and funky crossed with that old "cat-pee" and skunked flavor to start, however, flavors really dissipate after a few slugs and you get a sour/soapy tongue for the rest of the brew. Snappy sour hops in the finish help the thing go down. Something is really missing here.

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Photo of dragonWhale
2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Free beer is always good, right?
Golden haze fills the glass, a minute head dissipates quickly. Aromas of some barley and yeast, noble hops? Reminds me of a euro lager more than a Blond ale. Either way, everything on the nose is subtle and inoffensive.
Light, a touch starchy, grainy. Little hop character. Fine.
A little body for the style listed here, but, eh.
This was a fine free beer, but I wouldn't pay for one.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.77/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am surprised to see this listed as an American Blonde, for it is not in my eyes. H/M's website says "German style" beer, for what it's worth with some noble hops in there. so...

Golden color and a bit light at that. Nice head building here. Foamy, somewhat dense with loose bubbles. Lacing is slick and thin

Hops aroma--light. Noble and zesty. Some malt, some spice, but not much. A thirst quencher, this could be.

Yeups. This isn't a heavenly beer, but it's pretty good. The malt is there to provide some sweetness to keep the modest amount of (good) hops at bay. Zesty and dry. Some spice on the end. Very drinkable. Light and refreshing

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Photo of VelvetExtract
2.1/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A-Pours a lightly opaque golden color. Frothy head is sleight but leaves some lacing. Apparently the Gods love Bud Light?

S-The scent is a mixture of slight skunkiness mixed with a more common Blonde Ale aroma. Slightly sweet with lemon and grass. A mix between a Macro and an acceptable warm weather beer.

T-The flavor is actually less attractive than the smell. There is a pretty unattractive initial bite. Some of the flavors found in the nose appear on the palate, but the combination of the bite and a violent carbonation attack leaves my tongue sad.

M-Light but the carbonation is too violent. Stings my tongue. I can't really decipher the flavors and let the beer sit on my tongue before the bubbles singe it.

O/D-Thank 'The Gods' I only got a single of this for free essentially. Not good. No redeaming qualities. I have had worse than this, but this is one of the weaker beers I have had in recent memory.

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Photo of twelvsies
4.1/5  rDev +27.3%
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.

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Photo of meatyard
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, pale yellow with a 3-finger, white head that falls quickly to a thick cover while leaving spots of lace.

The smell is a strong scent of lemon zest and some light, sweet malt.

The taste is much like the aroma ending with a dose of bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is light and decently carbonated.

Overall: Surprisingly decent for a low ABV beer that is, likely, over a year old. I'm not a big fan of other H&M beers that I've had but I bet that this is very nice the fresher you get it.

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Beer Of The Gods from High & Mighty Beer Co.
75 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.