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Makeweight - Furthermore Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Lemke10
4/5  rDev +5%

This pours a cloudy amber color with a slight head and some floaties. The aroma is malty with hints of sweet figs. The taste is sweet, malty with a bit of warming booze. An interesting take on an American Strong Ale as it’s kind of thin for the style but the sweetness and booze is there.

Lemke10, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of brokenlizard20
5/5  rDev +31.2%

brokenlizard20, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of pathead
3/5  rDev -21.3%

pathead, May 02, 2014
Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

kmos27, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of billhelm
3/5  rDev -21.3%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Hendrick24, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Canada_Dan, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of aep
4/5  rDev +5%

aep, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of timfc
2.05/5  rDev -46.2%
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.

timfc, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of ColdWaffles
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

ColdWaffles, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -21.3%

XmnwildX12, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of mquinn919
4/5  rDev +5%

mquinn919, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

djrn2, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Kaveman
1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

twenty5, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Scott1970
4/5  rDev +5%

Scott1970, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of pixieskid
3/5  rDev -21.3%

pixieskid, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of nickapalooza86
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

nickapalooza86, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of minnemts
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

minnemts, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Borlando89
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Borlando89, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

TheSSG, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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!

woosterbill, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of bman_85
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

bman_85, Nov 01, 2012
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Makeweight from Furthermore Beer
86 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.