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Scary Jesus Rock Star - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 34
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: n/a
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-08-2012

Pale ale brewed with plentiful amounts of Apricots and Chamomile. A collaboration beer with Chef Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"6.5% ABV. Pale ale brewed with plentiful amounts of Apricots and Chamomile. A collaboration beer with Chef Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions."

Draft serving at City Provisions.

Frothy head of white foam, hazy opaque dark orange body, some sticky lace around the edges. Fresh aromas of citrus and chamomile, the fruit is definitely the star of the show, though the light base of ale malt is also noticeable in the finish. Lightly sweet and tart, fruity apricot dominates the flavor.

Body is crisp and light, despite looking a little hefty, it's just the opposite. Will be looking for more at the Great Taste... (617 characters)

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3.09/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky brownish copper color. Smells good. Like candied apricot with a touch of cinnamon. Tastes good initially but an awful after taste quickly takes over and kills this one for me. It's almost like I sprayed cologne in my mouth. I assume that's from the Chamomile. (273 characters)

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap in a pint glass at the brewery on 7/21/12.

Dirty, muddy pond water brown with some orange dullness. Just under a one finger head. Thin layer of bubbles with a thick clump of foam.

Sweet, fruity and floral aroma. Fresh apricot with candied fruits and butter caramel. Rounded sweetness as it warms. To taste, apricot is a lesser player; hardly there, even. Instead, it's floral, herbal and earthy. Then again, the apricot does pick up over time and is quite tangy. It has kind of a funky twinge, too. Weird. Some musty grain and bread notes. The finish is really disoriented and confused. Slickish, granular feel. Plump, medium body. Carbonation is on the liberal side of average.

Overall, this beer has some ok qualities, but it just doesn't quite come together. It does better with warmth, though. (807 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at SmallBar - Division.

The bartender sorta smiled when I asked for this, a touch of mischief behind those eyes. He knew this stuff was simply billed as a pale ale on the draft list, so I had no idea what I was getting into. It pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light grapefruit zest, pineapple, soft pine, and a kiss of biscuit. So far, so good, so normal. The taste, though, starts off all normal and innocent with the aforementioned notes; then it goes into full spice mode, with that chamomile shining brightest before some cinnamon, brown sugar, light clove, and even lighter black pepper. The result is a decidedly interesting and tasty assault on the tastebuds, leaving no 'bud prepared for what's coming next. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a creamy feel. Overall, one of the most interesting and unique pale ales I've had in some time. Get some! (978 characters)

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from Copper Vine ($2.09). No visible date, but lots of visible sediment (going to shoot for a careful pour into the nonic pint glass).

A- Silly label (along with the name, probably somewhat offensive to some). The careful pour creates 1-1/2 fingers of foamy tan head that settles into 1-full finger. The body is a little hazy, somewhere between Amber and copper. Light carbonation is apparent through the haze. The head settles further to a light film, and leaves good stick on the glass.

S- Lots of that apricot at first. Another whiff and I get the chamomile. That said, I could mistake it for peach and jasmine if the label didn't tell me different. All the same, it comes off as quite tea-like (in a fruity and herbal sort of way with almost a honey sweetness even).

T- Much as the aroma suggests. I get the sweet fruits up front, the herbal flavor in the middle, and a sour/bitter fruit again in the finish. I'm wondering if this would be better classified as a fruit/herbed beer, because those flavors much supersede the beer base at the start. Maybe some hints of caramel as it warms.

M- Medium body with moderate heavy carbonation. It's quite dry with a good bite from the carbonation, and sour and herbal flavors.

O- A solid beer. Again, more of a fruit/herbal beer than a strict pale ale. I bought it more for the catchy label than anything else. As it's not totally in my style wheelhouse, I'm probably not buying it again, but it's worth the try.

A- 4.25 S- 4 T- 3.75 M-4 O-4 (1,522 characters)

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3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/4/2015. Pours lightly hazy reddish orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of juicy apricot, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, chamomile, light cinnamon/clove, honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of apricot, chamomile, citrus hops, and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of juicy apricot, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, chamomile, light cinnamon/clove, honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, chamomile, light cinnamon/clove, lemon/orange peel, pineapple, light pine, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of apricot, chamomile, citrus hops, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderate creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruit/spiced pale ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of apricot, chamomile, citrus hops, and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. (1,680 characters)

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Pours a bit darker than expected, almost brown, with a thin off white head that quickly disappeared to only a small ring around the glass. Light lacing.

Aroma of heavy apricot and light presence of chamomile (smelling much like a tea because of this). Light citrus and possibly raisin.

Taste is a bit opposite of the aroma with more chamomile than apricot. Bitterness and dryness are high leading to a non-sour puckering. Faint citrus notes on the finish.

Moderate mouthfeel is quite nice for this one leading to a crisp finish.

Overall I enjoy the smell of this one the most. A nice sipping beer but I'd like even more apricot and for the chamomile to be pulled back a bit. (680 characters)

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Scary Jesus Rock Star from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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