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Makeweight - Furthermore Beer

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BA SCORE
85
very good

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 14
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by troysoy2:
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow, I wasn't planning on reviewing this, but after simply smelling it, I just had to. Poured into a pint glass, I got a nice 2 fingers of billowing off-white head, very fine and fluffy. Orange-amber body, with a bit of cloudiness to it. Great retention, and tons of thickly coated lacing.

The smell is really just plain interesting. Sour cherry melds with toffee and licorice. Pale malt is nicely represented. A number of spices jump out as well. A little funky, but nicely reeled in. The Belgian comes out over the American and British influences on the nose.

Malty goodness. The taste is much like the nose, but leaning slightly more towards the English side. Caramel dominates, but is wedded with a quirky belgian fruitiness. The hops are subdued, and give this beer a nice, spicy, dry finish. There is also a nice, juicy citrus to the body of the taste. The mouthfeel is medium-light, and if anything, it's just a tad too carbonated. A little more stickiness would go well with the caramel profile.

Not sure if I'd call this a Belgian IPA, but whatever it is, it's a lot of fun. Quite the recipe. I'm impressed.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 06:06:00 | More by troysoy2
More User Reviews:
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pathead

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-02-2014 00:40:45 | More by pathead
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-20-2014 02:17:11 | More by kmos27
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billhelm

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-18-2014 14:27:39 | More by billhelm
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-26-2014 13:25:43 | More by Hendrick24
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-25-2014 21:19:48 | More by Canada_Dan
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aep

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-05-2014 03:25:06 | More by aep
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timfc

New Jersey

2.05/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There is nothing wrong with this beer... But it's not very Belgian.

It's a pretty traditional barley wine and it's a fine enough barley wine, it's middle of the road and quite drinkable as a barley wine.

There is a bit of a hop after taste, but the hops don't come out clean in terms of any particular flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 23:14:14 | More by timfc
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-14-2014 02:04:39 | More by mattmarka1
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-31-2013 21:54:14 | More by ColdWaffles
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-28-2013 01:49:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-01-2013 00:53:58 | More by mquinn919
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-19-2013 20:52:03 | More by djrn2
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Kaveman

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

08-25-2013 21:21:50 | More by Kaveman
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-11-2013 22:40:52 | More by twenty5
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Scott1970

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-08-2013 01:17:44 | More by Scott1970
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pixieskid

Germany

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-03-2013 12:48:39 | More by pixieskid
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mouthfeel is medium with biting carbonation.

I am not sure what style this is, it is not a belgian IPA that is for sure, but looking at the other styles I guess that is the closest style to what is in the bottle.

This is one unique beer that is for sure, a whole lot going on. Give it a shot, but make sure to have an open mind when going into it.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 23:26:34 | More by nickapalooza86
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minnemts

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-15-2013 22:40:24 | More by minnemts
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Borlando89

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-10-2013 22:23:44 | More by Borlando89
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

This is very interesting. It's not my favorite, but it's not terrible. I applaud trying to blend so many styles, but it feels mostly like a mix of hops. I do appreciate how I get floral hops, pine hops, and grapefruit notes. But, the overall bitterness is a bit too unpleasant to allow me to really enjoy these hops. I was expecting to see more in the way of malt/yeast excitement.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 02:35:49 | More by TheSSG
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. This one's at least a year old at this point.

A: Hazy reddish-amber body with a generous inch of creamy off-white head. Good retention, sticky lace. Solid.

S: Rich and intense mix of fruity yeast and sweet, complex maltiness. Candied apricot, caramel apple, and pure toffee. Quite nice.

T: Follows the nose - Belgian Pale Ale meets English Barleywine. Rich toffee malts and fruity esters. Long, bittersweet finish. Tasty.

M: Medium body, lively carbonation. Creamy and rich.

O: Really interesting, tasty brew. A pleasant surprise from the cellar.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 03:48:20 | More by woosterbill
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bman_85

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-01-2012 15:54:25 | More by bman_85
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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-19-2012 20:59:53 | More by rprinz22
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It doesn't really matter so much to me anymore, but I feel compelled to comment about it this time: the color of this one is what I consider unusual for the style. Perfectly clear and nearly brown. Nose is the typical Belgian tone with some spice from hops to it. Flavor is along those same lines: standard Belgian fare. An minimal Earthy tone gives way to a spicy and slightly hot character that stays constant. Mild tang. This is a good Belgian ale. No severe complexity, but there is an excellent and consistent delivery of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 08:50:22 | More by RblWthACoz
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Makeweight from Furthermore Beer
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