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Makeweight - Furthermore Beer

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BA SCORE
85
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 131
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 14
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Furthermore Beer visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Golden2wenty1 on 01-11-2008)
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Golden2wenty1

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six at Riley's here in Madison for $11.99. Always a pleasure to see a new one from Furthermore, who have put together a pretty impressive line-up in its short time on the market.

Described as "A single-batch conflagration of English-, American-, and Belgian-Style Pales".

Pour: dark amber-mahogany, nearly opaque under a finger of khaki foam that fades to a spotty coating and ring.

Nose: fragrant and floral hops, sweet, sugary, passion fruit esters, light musty yeast and whiff of alcoholic vapor.

Taste: herbal/metallic English hops, citrusy American varieties, syrupy sweet candy sugar, spicy Belgian yeast and a hearty alcohol burn.

Feel: viscous with a biting effervescence typical of many American-Belgians.

Drinkability/Overall: a cool concept from an innovative local brewery. Brash and rough around the edges, there's a lot going on here and I like most of it. Truly blurs the boundaries of style in a way we will be seeing more and more in the future of American craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 00:05:23 | More by Golden2wenty1
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There is nothing wrong with this beer... But it's not very Belgian.

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Pours a deeo amber with a half finger of a off white head, can not see a thing through it.

Smell is earthy hops, caramel, toffee, deep fruits and a hint of bubblegum.

Taste is piney, earthy and minty in the hop area. Then comes a belgian like barleywine flavor with dark fruits and yeasty esters playing off each other.

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Pours a HUGE head that is thick and resiny, but not all too persistent. An interesting aroma; floral hops and malt, and an almost....bubblegum note in the background. A soft combination of pine, flowers, and bubblegum. Amber-straw color. Starts off...weird. It's like a warm boozey, bitter flavor, with a flash of floral hops, that moves into an even more bitter pine-grapefruit flavor, as the booziness hits. The finish retains that citrus rind hop bitterness, but the malt really starts to come through a little more, cutting the bitterness and letting a more citrusy pine hop flavor waft.

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Makeweight from Furthermore Beer
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