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Edacsac Dekoorc Eert - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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85
very good

427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 09-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 427 | Reviews: 54
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Photo of oberon
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap tonight at Sticks and Stones Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint glass a bright looking burnt orange with a great looking one finger sticky white head,great clarity and even better defination to the head.Cascades are aroma hops but they don't really hit ya here,yeah there is citrus and resiny element but it's not quite as big as I was lookin for.Flavors of a lightly sweet biscuit base with a not so aggressive citric hop profile,now don't get me wrong it has nice hop flavors but to me they are a little subdued in nature.All in all it's pretty good,something drink all night,other than that it's just above average,I hate saying that with this being one of my favorite home state breweries.

Photo of tectactoe
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Chris for this one. The pour is literally identical to the FF version of this beer; no surprise there as the malt bill is probably the exact same. The head on the Cascade version seems to be a little more lively, but it still recedes to a skin pretty quickly and still shows no traces of lacing on the glass at all.

Leafy and lightly floral hops crowd the aroma; pretty fresh and zesty. Very mild fruity character in the aroma, maybe even more so than the Falconers Flight version. Should I be surprised by that? A light juiciness is a nice byproduct of the citric character, a good way to cut through some of the strong florals. The grapefruits, leaves, and caramel malts work pretty well together here.

And again, like the other versions, the caramel malt is pretty prominent and gives a strong, sweetness that works allows for a nice balance through and through. I've gotta say, I'm already liking the way this one smells a bit more than the Falconers Flight version, so I can only hope that it treats my taste buds just as well.

After the first sip, I get a good dose of some peppery spice, leaves, grass, and very light florals. At first, the citrus seems muted, but it comes in stronger and stronger with each successive sip. Bitter citrus pith, zesty orange peels, and light grapefruit rind. Bitterness hits just moments in and remains moderately heavy for the duration of the sip.

Needless to say, even the citrus characteristics are playing towards the bitter side rather than the sweet and juicy side, but there's nothing wrong with that - the lump caramel malts keep everything in check and provide a solid backbone of balance to bring it all together. Medium bodied, seems a little more carbonated than the FF Dekoorc Eert for a more crisp mouth feel.

I liked this one better than the FF variant, but not quite as much as the Citra variant that was enjoyed after. Cascade hops are very versatile, and they can certainly stand well on their own. I wasn't expecting so much citrus, but there was a good amount of bitter peel and pith notes. Drinkable and enjoyable overall.

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Vertical tasting of the four crooked trees. Dark red caramel color for the beer. Strong citrus flavor in the smell. Smooth citrus flavor while drinking. Very easy to drink. Of the four this was my favorite beer in the tasting. Quite tasty. Interesting series for sure.

Photo of prototypic
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The single hop Cascade variation of Crooked Tree looks similar to the other releases. It’s a very hazy, orange stained gold color. The orange tint becomes more apparent with a little light behind it. An off-white head covers it. It rises to just under a finger in height and sticks around for a while. Lacing was sticky and moderate. Good stuff.

The nose is quite good. It smells nicely balanced. The malt base smells a little sweet, toasted and biscuity. It’s not a bad base. There might be some light caramel, but it doesn’t overwhelm. The hops are very citric. It smells primarily like grapefruit. There might be some pine, as well. With each passing whiff, the hops seem to come through stronger. I like that. Alcohol is there, but isn’t strong. I like it. The hops might be a little one-dimensional, but I’m not complaining.

In trying these Crooked Tree variations, I’ve learned something – it’s tough to screw up Crooked Tree. The flavor here kicks off with a nice mix of toasted malts and biscuity flavors. There might be a little sweet caramel in the house, but it’s subtle and secondary. It’s a nice, sturdy base. The hop flavor is good. It is a nice, strong grapefruit flavor that delivers a bitter kick. There are some piney flavors in the background, but it’s mostly grapefruit. Tastes good! Alcohol is masked well and isn’t all that noticeable. Finishes a little dry with a bitter grapefruit flavor and a touch of biscuit. Good stuff.

The body is medium. It feels nice and smooth. Carbonation is light and soft. Just like the other Crooked Tree varieties, this is an easy-drinking American IPA. Good stuff.

The Cascade variety of Crooked Tree is a nice twist on the original recipe. I’ve actually enjoyed all of them. This one isn’t quite as good as the original recipe or the Citra release, but it’s still impressive. This has been a fun series. Good stuff, Dark Horse!

Photo of larryarms847
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crisp, slightly opaque, amber orange with a fluffy single-finger head.

The crisp, refreshing aroma of citrusy pine greets my nostrils with a sweet malt finish.

PIne, orange peel, a bready roll-like malt backbone. Rather plain.

Mouthfeel has some bite provided by the carbonation and finishes slightly bitter.

Overall this is a nice variant to the standard Crook Tree recipe, though I usually enjoy Cascade hopped brews a little more than I did this.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.07/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

-Unfiltered ipa with cascade hops.

A: Creamy light tan head sits above a brightly orange colored body that has a dense transparency. A steady rise of effervesce with a weak show of lacing. Coverage sticks around well into the drink. Hazy, but hardly any indication of unfiltering.

S: Soft aroma of fresh, citrus, could of been stronger, no real malt support or presence. meh.

T: A bit owfwashy citrus at first. The malting is shallow the hopping linear, stale citrus, some toasted character but not much. Toasted citrus peel, but hardly a saving grace.

M: Frothy mouthful, thin bodied, feels washy, dry, high rate of carbonation but not particularly crisp. Finishes washy, weak.

O: Coarse flavorless hopping, shallow malting, no nose support, feels a bit washy at times. Disappointing, had thier FF Dekoorc Eert which i though was very good, perhaps a bit underated, this was the danny devito to arnold schwarzennegger (ff) in twins.

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

$3.00 for 16oz during happy hour
Served in a pint glass
Sampled 02OCT12

[A] Arrives with less than a finger of off white bubbly head. Short retention falls into a sudsy film and collar. The body is a dull copper brown, heavily hazed - nearly to the point of being murky. Small shrivels of lace in horizontal bands.

[S] The hop bill provides aromas of earthy pine and pithy grapefruit. Modest resin.

[T] Again, pine resin and red grapefruit. Sweet and bitter battle, with the latter coming out on top. A touch of caramelly malt sweetness can be detected throughout. Not really seeing why this variation has jumped into the DIPA arena, but hey...

[M] The effervescence is smooth from front to mid palate, then a much bigger carbonic acid bite sets in. The texture is coarse and somewhat aggressive towards the end of the palate.

[O] Not a bad brew but an unlikely purchase in the future. I'm still waiting for the good folks at Dark Horse to distribute an IPA that knocks my socks off.

Photo of wedge
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Foggy bronze under a small, bubbly white head. Earthy citrus and floral hop aromas along with some resin and woody hops, honey, and caramel malt. Dark citrus, earth, grapefruit bitterness...similar to regular Crooked Tree in that it's balanced with a fair amount of bready sweet grain. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, and pretty crisp. Not bad, but it didn't quite "pop" enough for a Cascade-focused APA. I think the pleasant, grapefuity, floral nature of the hop works better on a lighter malt backdrop.

Photo of buschbeer
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

L - This beer pours amber with golden highlights. It is crystal clear and topped with an inch of beige head that has some staying power.

S - There is some citrus with a lot of pine.

T - The taste has a little citrus starting out. Bitter grapefruit is replaced with a biter pine finish. There is a lingering bitter aftertaste.

F - Medium

O - I enjoy these single hop IPA's. It is a great tool in learning what each hop variety brings to a beer. Cascade seems to be more pine than I like in my beer. It is a good beer but not suited to my palate.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 5/24/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this

Appearance: Copper to light amber from a distance, a more bright orange with some golden highlights when held up to the light - lightly hazy - pours with an average-sized, off-white head, fades to a little cap, leaves some lacing

Smell: Oh hi there cascade - ripe grapefruit and orange - fleshy, juicy, non-aggressive citrus - some earthy notes - hoppy character is balanced by some malt - pale, with some caramel, and some honey

Taste: Wait, did Dark Horse try to clone Mirror Pond? - nice hop profile, not overly one-dimensional despite the use of only one variety - fleshy grapefruit, some orange - some pith, some zest - medium level of bitterness - nicely balanced with the malts - pale malts, some caramel - nicely cooked biscuits, lightly toasted - lightly earthy

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, finish could be a little cleaner

Overall: Very good, but not as good as standard Crooked Tree

This is interesting, particularly since goblinmunkey7 and I recently brewed a Mirror Pond clone (with cascade as the only hop). This definitely smells like a bag of cascade hops. Regardless, it's not as well-balanced or charming as Crooked Tree. An interesting experiment nonetheless.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present, but it's obviously fresh. Acquired as part of the Dark Horse Crooked Tree variety pack. Excited to try this new variation!

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours one finger of fluffy creamy white head on top of a luscious bright orange colored body. Murky & unfiltered with lots of sediment suspended in the glass. Thin webbed lacing.

S - Smell is sweet and citric. A lovely showcase for the cascade hops invoking the smell of blood orange and maybe some grapefruit rind. Biscuit malt in the background & lightly floral. Perhaps a touch of alcohol fumes on the nose as well.

T - Not as bitingly hoppy as the original, but again a lovely showcase for the cascade hops. Sweet, juicy, fruity, and bready / malty. Very nicely balanced like it's predecessor.

M - Ridiculously smooth. Creamy. Light to medium bodied. And a bitter / sweet, & dry finish. Lovely.

Overall, a nice worthy successor to the original Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA, not meandering too far in flavor being that they are both brewed with cascade hops. I am definitely looking forward to trying the remaining two beers from this variety pack, and if they're anywhere as good as these others, I don't see why they shouldn't continue to produce these beers year-round.

Dark Horse Edacsac Dekoorc Eert ---4/5.

Photo of brewtus
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- poured 12 oz into tulip. Pours slightly hazy with a single finger head
S- sweet bready hops, earthy, some citrusy fruit, some cucumber
T- lots of sweet hops. Breads, bubblegum, again some cucumber and citrusy fruit, I get a hint of lime in the after taste too
M- as expected for an ipa
O-my favorite of the single hops. This was very refreshing, bready, earthy, not very fruity but the perfect hop bite. Lots of crisp flavors, quality in simplicity

Photo of gopens44
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grand appearance here. Amber and clear, full lacing and remnant foamy head throughout. Not a ton of stuff happening in the nose but what's there is setting an earthy table for the taste. Speaking of which, the earthy bitterness melds seamlessly with the malt backbone, which almost negates the malt altogether. Pucky bitterness lingers on the tongue for a while but it does have just a slight contradictory sweeteness. These guys never aim for the mundane, mainstream or mechanical; this one represents the fearless nature of their creative process.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Dark Horse's Edacsac Dekoorc Eert last week for $1.99 at The Lager Mill. I've had Crooked Tree many times, but I've never had any beers from single hop series and I'm interested to see how they turn out, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's odd looking, but it's also a little eye catching. It poured a very cloudy amber orange color that took on more of a brighter amber orange color when held to the light with two fingers worth of off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some patchy and spotty lacing behind. This was a decent looking beer,but the color wasn't as nice a I was hoping for.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a nice citrus rind aroma that seems to stick out the most and there's some light floral hop aromas showing up in the background. Up next comes some doughy yeast which leads right into the malts which impart some sweet malt, bready and bread crust like aromas. This beer had a nice aroma, the hop profile was nice.

T- The taste seems to be be similar to the aroma, but lighter and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with malts being the first to show up this time and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they stick out a little more and there's still some doughy yeast showing up in the background. Up next comes the hops which are a little on the lighter side and they impart a lighter citrus rind and floral hop flavors with the citrus rinds still sticking out the most. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness with malty and citrus rind hop aftertaste. This was a decent tasting IPA, but it was a little too much on the malty side.

M- Smooth, fairly crisp, a little creamy, on the slightly thicker side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a nice mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and a decent example of the style, it seemed to be pretty average for an IPA and instead of letting the hops do all the taking this beer got a little to heavy handed with malts and it didn't let those hops shine through the way they should. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, fairly crisp, a little creamy, slightly filling and the taste didn't do the best job at holding at my attention, I think one is enough for me, I have no urge to drink another one back to back. What I like the most about this beer was the aroma and mouthfeel, to me those were the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the the appearance, taste and drinkability, those were the aspects that held this beer back from being as good as it could be. I wouldn't buy this beer again, I prefer Crooked tree over this. I wouldn't recommend it as a good IPA, but it's worth a try to get a good idea what kind of aspects Cascade hops impart. All in all I just wasn't to into to this beer, it didn't have anything special to it and I didn't find it to be memorable. This isn't a favorite Dark Horse beer and it's pretty average for an IPA. I like the idea behind this beer, but it didn't prove to be as good as Crooked Tree and it left me wanting more, better luck next time guys.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled shared by Drewone and reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orangish with a thin off-white head which fades rapidly leaving trace spots of lace.

N: Pine cone and floral with some sweetish malts.

T: Pine resin, some orange citrus. Sticky. Well balanced.

M: Moderate body and light carbonation. Dry and bitter pine finish.

O: Nice to try. but was expecting more.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A touch lighter than the Crooked Tree IPA, with a solid rocky 1/2 inch of head. Very sticky lacing.
S - Somewhat malty at this point the hops are rather citrus like but the balance is great.
T - Has a nice bitter hop bite especially well after the finish which comes off very herbal. Malts seem to be very smooth never getting in the way. Still surprised of the bite 3 months after release.
M - Just like the Crooked Tree IPA it's very hoppy, balanced, but seems to be too bitter.

Overall the hops really do cling to the palate quite a while which may be good for some but I like more balanced with my malts.

Photo of BB1313
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy copper with some sediment floating; small off-white head that leaves nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas seem to be malt forward. Lots of dark fruits along with subtle hints of citrus. It actually smells like a barleywine, but on a smaller level. Raisins and orange seem to shine. Caramel is definitely in the mix. The aromas seem to carry on to the flavors. Lots of orange zest along with hints of lime. Some grapefruit. More caramel malts. Some raisins and figs are there. Very subtle hints of pine resin. The hops do their thing, but seem to get cut down by the malts. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonaton. It's smooth and creamy; it ultimately goes down pretty smooth.

So I guess I wasn't nuts about the IPA variety pack, but I appreciate Dark Horse sticking with traditional examples of the style and not going for the sexy west-coast style. That being said, this is well crafted, but ultimately forgettable for me. I probably liked this one the least out of the three.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, strong citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong caramel and citrus. Then a strong grassy hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to drink for a while.

Photo of Justin_Neff
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into 50W Tulip Glass

A: Hazy neon orange body. Beige colored fizzy head settles quickly leaves small lacing.

S: The cascade hops are very prominent in the waft. Soft banana notes. Lots of orange and lemon citrus. Very floral and reeks of spruce and pine.

T: Initial taste is pine, followed by the cascade hop character. Lemon peel bitterness in the finish. Pretty one-dimensional, which is obviously the goal here.

M: Prickly. Light body. High carbonation. Super oily.

O: I didn't hate it, but I was honestly expecting a bit more. Obviously the intent was something super simple and not complex - but I personally don't love Cascade hops as a main act.

Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Crooked Tree single-hopped with Cascade.

Served in a nondescript pint glass, a hazy amber color with a small cap of white head that retained as a wisp of sea foam and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma was expectedly hop-driven, citrusy, grassy, touches of biscuity malts coming through. Cascade hops showcased in the taste, citrusy, markedly bitter, but a solid biscuity malt base took the edge off a bit. A nice IPA overall, medium body, smooth, and pretty drinkable; not too strong for an imperial.

Photo of Ryan011235
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter on 4/27/13

Deep browned orange with standard Dark Horse cloudiness. I tried but didn't get a particularly lofty head. There isn't much retention either, just a soapy layer of various sized bubbles. It does have decent lace though.

Dank Cascade aroma - pine needles, soapy lemon and orange peel. Herbal overtones. Slightly sweet bread notes. This translates to into flavor in much the same way - sticky, resinous pine with dank citric tones worked in. Moderate bitterness throughout with aspirin bitterness on the finish. Bready malt with maybe a slight caramel suggestion. Medium, maybe medium-full for the style. Heavy on the resin. Moderate on the grittiness and carbonation.

Not too bad but the harsh medicinal bitterness seems unnecessary.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Finishing my jaunt through the single-hop Crooked Tree fest. This stuff pours a clear amber topped by a finger of wan cream foam. The nose comprises ruby red grapefruit zest, lightly-earthy greens, candied orange peel, and toffee. The taste generally brings in more of the same, though the grapefruit isn't quite as bright, the toffee has transmogrified into more of a caramel flavor, and some pine resin is tossed in for good measure. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, another tasty IPA, not quite as good as the Citra, in my opinion, but still pretty strong.

Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Modest bar-pour head. Settles to a single layer of bubbles. Cloudy, dark gold color. Leaves a ring of streaky lace.

Clean and fresh aroma of newly picked hops. Good crystal malt background without too much sweetness.

The taste first reminds me of dried apricots. It's not sweet but it's not dry neither until the swallow, then it is all hop with a very strong dollop of hop bitterness. Good body with a fine and plentiful level of carbonation.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy orange with a one finger off-white head. Light amount of sticky lacing.

S - Light aroma of citrus and bready malts.

T - Taste is orange and grapefruit with biscuity malts. The finish has a lingering piney aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

O - A nice twist on the oringal Crooked Tree. I've enjoyed all three varieties in the IPA pack. This is tasty beer.

Photo of TheBrewo
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We crack the top on this final of the three, pouring a brew of rusty copper into our Great Lakes pints. It holds a two finger head of big, cakey bubbles of eggnog color, showing great retention. Mountains of lacing are left around the glasses. A thick haze distorts clarity, with pinpoint flecks of sediment floating about. Carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma is fresh, hanging low with heavy hop oils of grapefruit, herbal, and earthy varieties. Malts are pale and soured, with light toast and faint wheatiness, while the remainder of the nose is occupied by fresh mango, green grassiness, chalky yeast, perfumed florals, phenolic plastics, carrot juiciness, metallic vanilla, apricot, and fusel booziness. With warmth comes a sticky sourdough breadiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is very well balanced, with just the right amount of sweetness to the malts to meet the herbal and floral hop twang. As we sip, the taste opens with toasty pale malts, white flour, darkly herbal hops, black peppercorns, sweet honey, and lemon, pineapple, tangerine, and apricot fruitiness. The middle comes to a peak of hearty spiciness, with herbal, floral, and grassy hops, corn husk, coriander, salted pale malts, toasty pine nut oils, allspice, and sugary mango syrups. Washing through the finish is grapefruit rind and flesh, white sugars, soapy bitterness, citric and herbal hoppiness, light bubblegum esters, unwashed pale malts, mineral, baked barley, and booze. The aftertaste breathes of matchsticks, gravel, herbal and earthy hops, citric rind, coconut shell, fusel ethanol, black cherries, black pepper, light clove, vegetal grassiness, sesame seed, and dust. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium, but with good prickle and burn to the back of the throat. Each sip gives soft slurp, smack, cream, and froth, with crisp finishing pop. The mouth is initially cooled and coated, with eventually tame pucker and slick astringency across the tongue and hard palate. The abv is appropriate, and drinkability is high.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its appearance, and excellent drinkability. While comparable in coloring to the other “Eerts”, the retention and heartiness of the head kept things attractive, while also contributing to the softness on the lip. The nose was comparatively light, but what was there was sticky, even, and fresh. The taste to follow showed equal freshness, but with more robustness of each ingredient; with special consideration giving to the cascades, obviously, as well as that core of black pepper spiciness throughout. This guy remains extremely well balanced, and not overly bittered or puckered, making for the most drinkable and refreshing beer of the bunch.

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Edacsac Dekoorc Eert from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.