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Beer Of The Gods - High & Mighty Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

187 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.86%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-28-2006)
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden color with a one-finger, foamy, white head. It left a little lace.

S - A good deal of lemony scents to start off. Light caramel malt aroma, too.

T - An interesting blend of sweet caramel, lemon and some bitter flavors. Not hoppy but still bitter.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light bodied ale.

D - This was really different from most blonde ales. The lemon aroma and taste was a surprise.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 16:38:37 | More by zeff80
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krisandajt

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, light golden color with about an inch of bubbly head that fades not too quick, not too slow, leaving behind some very nice lacing.

Smell: Somewhat sweet, slightly grassy smell...nothing really stands out.

Taste: Very smooth with some very subtle hop bitterness mixed in with some sweet, grassy overtones. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, very easy drinking, with a very nice amount of bubbly from the carbonation. Goes down nice and easy.

Drinkability: Though not my favorite style, this beer was very refreshing. Low ABV and the overall easy drinking of the brew make it perfect for relaxing on a warm summer night. I would drink this again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2009 01:26:49 | More by krisandajt
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deanhead

Vermont

2.4/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hazy straw color. Nice clingy white head. decent head retention.

Grassy aroma with a slight hint of plastic and band aids.

Taste is somewhat woody. Not oaked, but like green wood, fresh trees. Bitter, with a persimmon like astringency. plastic, hints of DMS.

Mouthfeel is Clingy but finishes dry with hints of acetone.

Not impressed with this beer. It's got man off flavors, marginally drinkable.

Something about this beer rubbed me the wrong way. I would not seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 23:38:50 | More by deanhead
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a very hazy LIGHT straw color with a very short but thick bright white head to it. Head retention is quite good leaving a good amount of lacing on the glass. Nose is very yeasty - I am almost pressed to say belgian yeasts, grains, and some lemon zest to it. Taste is of bitter hops up front then moves in to grains, yeast and finishes with a high lemon smack to it. Mouthfeel is a lighter bodied beer, higher carbonation and felt somewhat creamy and chewy at the end. This isn't necessarily Beer of the Gods as advertised, but a drinkable beer that I would choose over a macro anyday.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2009 02:08:39 | More by Jayli
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GreatPondBrewer

California

3.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a rather pedestrian offering. Nothing overly distinctive about the nose, appearance, or flavor. A pale straw color with a rocky white head. Tons of lacing. Nose was zesty with notes of lemon, sharp florals, and a thin estery quality. The taste was slightly skunkish. Had some sharp, biscuity flavor. More lemony sharpness in the middle and a slight toasty end, but certainly nothing distinctive. It really takes a superior effort to rise above the level of the streets for this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 22:19:31 | More by GreatPondBrewer
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

2.53/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, unfiltered and pasteurized with no freshness date, sampled 4/28/08. The beer pours a hazed whitish-gold, almost artificial in color, with medium carbonation and a bone-white, two-finger head that leaves good lacing. Not much in the aroma besides hops and a lemony character. On the palate, the malts are almost undetectable, and the citric/leafy hops impart a pretty crazy bitterness that rides a lightish, dry body, which has a harsh, bitter finish. As is, almost unbearable, and comes across as an unbalanced homebrew; if more finely-tuned, it could evolve into a nice German pilsner. If you see this one, give it a pass.

P.S.: The brewer at Mayflower informs me that High & Mighty haven't bottled beer in at least a year, so the sample may have had some age on it. And now that I think about it, I don't think the store had too much respect for their limited, room-temperature craft selection. Caveat emptor I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 19:06:50 | More by mmmbeer
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

2.28/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer of the gods?

I've always wanted to try this as it is called "beer of the gods", and have passed on it many times and finally decided to grab a bomber and give it a shot.

A fogy gold color with a light and creamy head. The head it self does not contain much flavor. Not very sweet, mostly dull and a tiny hint of hops.

The smell is nothing special either. Light hops, little fruity, orange is the strongest point in the aroma.

A very citrusy taste, little bit of bitterness and very much lacking in the fruit that I recall from the aroma. Could probably have added more ingredients to this beer, as there is not that much taste going on.

Pretty light in your mouth, goes down like a carona, not much of an after taste (which isnt suprising because it doesnt have much a drinking taste either). Not something i'd purchase again but it could be quite refreshing on a real hot day.

It is a dark day for the beer gods indeed.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2009 20:13:43 | More by Stockfan42
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tasting glass from the tap.

The color was a slightly unfiltered gold, with a white head with did not last too long on top.

The smell was somewhat fruity hints of lemon, and orange, as well as a grassy hoppieness.

The taste was a strong citrus flavor, slightly sweet at first with a hoppy overtone. A bit crisp.

This beer is a good american blond. Not a bad beer if you are into a good blond and is also a good beer for the string time or summer. Light on the ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2009 18:59:58 | More by Duhast500
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cleeze

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance was a slightly hazy golden color. Nice frothy head the sticked around for a quick minute...

Smell was very citrusy. Maybe some lemon with some orange peels. Faint hop aroma

Taste was again citrus. Very crisp. With a nice hop finish. Again very crisp and refreshing.

I think I could probablt suck back a few of these on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 16:10:04 | More by cleeze
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.4/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Almost clear, pale amber color. Hoppy nose. Strong carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is unremarkable just some hops. Piney aftertaste. $5.50 for a 22oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 23:22:41 | More by jdhilt
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WillieMoe

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light, slightly hazy, golden color with minimal, quick fading head.

The aroma is mild, with heavy yeast accents.

The taste is much like the smell, with nothing really standing out. Its bland even for a blonde. Has a very bitter-sour finish, that I found to bw not all that pleasant.

Overall, not something I'd probably drink again.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 04:04:30 | More by WillieMoe
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Hautacam

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Sept '08
Hazy , light gold with a small white head that drops quickly to a collar.
Smell is grassy, herbal and earthy.
Taste is fresh, semi tart, lemony, grassy hops with a light wheat backdrop. There is a hint of bubblegum...not sweet at all, though , with a crisp , dry finish. Slight yeasty flavor. All together a good mix , but you've got to like bitter.
Light to medium body. good carbonation.
This was an easy bomber to get through; very drinkable, and paired well with Tarentaise cheese.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 00:36:23 | More by Hautacam
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WesWes

New York

2.68/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a 1/2" white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pale malt scent along with some bitter hop notes. The yeast also emits some fruity esters as well. The taste is pretty awful. It's really bitter and hard to swallow. It's dry with some nasty yeast off flavors. It's kind of watery in the finish. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. These guys need to readjust their business plan. They need to invest in a filter and they need to invest in some pasteurization. Also, the recipes need work. It's one and done for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 21:58:20 | More by WesWes
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SamMiller0

California

2.88/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy, almost cloudy yellow color with a bright white head. The head retreats quickly and leaves a small amount of lacing.

Smell: Not a lot of aroma, maybe a trace of hops and some citrus.

Taste: average, nothing special. Certainly does not live up to its name. It seems like a confused beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2008 01:38:46 | More by SamMiller0
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A-Pours a clear straw gold with a fluffy white head and nice lacing.

S-Smell is fairly mild but with a bit of grainy malt and some yeasty spice.

T-Pretty bland, even grading on a curve for the style, except for an offputting dishwater finish. Icky.

M-A little bit of bite lingers. Mild carbonated.

D-Drainpour for me, I am sorry to say.

HV

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2008 23:02:33 | More by sholland119
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy (like a hefeweizen) and straw yellow color. Tight, bright white head that recedes in a rocky fashion but leaves little lace.

Better hop than expected in the nose; some mild pale malt aroma as well. Very attractive and inviting (and surprising).

This is something of a hop bomb. Creamy body with a high level of carbonation. The initial flavor is of lighter colored grains, but the hop bitterness quickly takes over a strong peppery spice.

Frankly, looking at the overall score before trying this, I expected far less. To me, this is a solid beer with a lot of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2008 21:50:27 | More by smcolw
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sstackho

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle purchased for $4.50 from Bauer Wines in Boston. Pours a just-opaque light gold with a fluffy head. Gentle hop aroma. Flavour is uninspiring and light. Starts off a bit empty upfront, though it does make its way to a decent mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice lacing.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 04:02:40 | More by sstackho
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.68/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 650ml bottle, with bottled on 6/18/2008 on the label, served in a pint glass. Hazy yellow color, thick white head, little bit of lacing. Aroma of mostly citrus, with a little bit of grain. Grapefruit taste, not much else there. Pleasant enough, but not outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2008 17:48:24 | More by lordofthewiens
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GreenCard

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Not sure if this is the same beer as is brewed in the US. On this label it says that it is "fermented in England as an ale". I purchased this from Sainsbury's in Bournemouth. It's in a 500 ml bottle as opposed to the one pictured here and it's labeled as 4.5%. Judging by some of the other reviews, it MUST be a slightly different.]

Appearance: deep gold, great clarity, thick layer of yellowy bubbly foam that turns rocky as it subsides to a thin froth

Aroma: luscious honey, malt, fresh hop cones, green grass, and lemons

Flavor: medium sweet malt backbone with a mellow hop bitterness to balance it out smoothly; touches of herbal hop flavor, wheat, and lemon rind; finishes dryish with a lingering bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, pert carbonation, crisp

Other comments: I don't get the point of this "high concept" beer. It's decent enough, though.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2008 21:10:46 | More by GreenCard
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I received this one if a BIF a while back, and have seen the less then glowing reviews on this one, but I really did not think it was all that bad. I poured the twelve ounce bottle into a snifter straight out of the fridge and let it warm up in the glass. Nice dirty pale, golden yellow, with lots of haze and cloudiness. A good sized two inch head of white foam then came over the top and settled down slowly leaving behind some nice side glass lace. Good amount of carbonation streaking skyward.

The aroma was rather light, but not terrible. Light grains and a touch of yeast, nothing terribly special, but not bad. Light peach aroma maybe and a hint of biscuit. The flavor was much more of the same, not bland as much as unspectacular. Grains and biscuit dominated, it was essentially a nice malt focused beer. Light fruitiness in the finish, but again nothing really standing out terribly. Overall not bad though and it went down easy enough, with no hint of the ABV at all.

I cannot say I would slam this beer, but I probably would not buy it again. Really uninteresting and not a whole lot going on at all really. Still there are worse ones out there for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 23:37:02 | More by mikesgroove
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Moan and Dove. The drink settled with a pale gold color with creamy lacing and thin head. The aromas had a slight chilled hint to it of mixed grains, hops and florals. The taste was decently bitter-sour in balance with a generally floral flavoring. The carbonation was the best part of the drink as it was crisp up until near the end. Overall, decent blonde.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2008 01:11:02 | More by fitzy84
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currysage1

Maine

3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this bottle direct from the brewery, the day after bottling. Hard pour into a snifter produces a inch of soapy white head that falls quickly to a decent coating. Cloudy non descript yellow.

Smell is very minimal, some belgian sweetness with citrus notes, candy sugars, light fruits.

Taste is not all that bad, a little bitter not in a normal way, definate clean grain flavors, not overly Belgian in the flavor though. Honestly it is a very underwhelming Blonde.

Mouthfeel is good, nice thinness to it with some body, carbonation is good, but it doesn't leave me wanting for another, wouldn't mind not finishing this one actually. But I will.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 05:36:31 | More by currysage1
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SirSaranac

New York

2.95/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, with a name like "Beer of the Gods", they have made a bold claim. Lets see how this divine brew holds up...

A- An odd bright yellow... nice head...so so lacing. Unimpressed.

S- Malty... slightly hoppy... rather one dimensional and weak.

T/M- Sligh lemon zest... peppery.... decent malt backbone. Nothing too complex or strong. Odd bitter herbal finish. Light body... med carb.

D- Ehhh, far from Godly.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 03:02:47 | More by SirSaranac
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albern

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not sure about this beer. It pours a rather pale orange, plenty hazy, with a moderate amount of carbonation. There isn't much head, retention, or lacing to speak of. The aroma is the high point in that you'll get some lemony notes, hop esters, and a malty pils characteristic. The taste is a bit off. There is a lemony bite right off the bat, with more bittering and acrid notes coming through at the finish. The beer tilts on the dry side, watery, thin, perhaps with a bit of sharp citrusy lemon zing. It's not that interesting, and I'm not sure what's supposed to be going on with this beer. There are some very subtle but harsh citrusy notes lurking in the background too. The aftertaste is a bit much as well. This is a one and done for me. Perhaps as a beer to refresh and cool on a hot summer day this might work out better, but sampling this in February in New England just doesn't cut it.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 20:44:02 | More by albern
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clouded gold. White head that falls to nothing eventually. Nose is a metallic and citrus mix. There's an odd funk to it. Flavor is...not good. Ack. Pasty dough with an acrid lemon hit. Just does nothing for me. Feel is okay. Overall this is not very drinkable. I can't suggest it and I would never go back to it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 17:07:56 | More by RblWthACoz
Beer Of The Gods from High & Mighty Beer Co.
75 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.