Arctic Alchemy - Bethlehem Brew Works
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Reviews by stingrayvr6:
4.65/5 rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I was lucky enough to have had this on tap at City Tap House in Philadelphia. Poured a clear reddish brown with a thick cream colored head. Great retention and lacing, leaves a thick ring wiht every sip. Smell of sweet and bready malts, molasses, vanilla with dry and earthy hop notes. Taste sweet and chewy up front, coats the mouth with sweetness then a dry lightly citrus hop bitterness. Good carbonation, hides the alcohol incredibly well and very drinkable for such a strong beer. If you have the opportunity, go for it.
Serving type: on-tap
03-07-2011 04:35:49 | More by stingrayvr6
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3.78/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours a dark burgundy mahogany color with a minimal head and lacing which dies down within minutes to leave nothing at all.
S - Dark fruit, raisons, molasses, slightly bready, and booze.
T - Sweet dark roasted caramel and toffee, some oak, slightly medicinal and with a significant alcohol presence.
M - Thick, full bodied, and slippery viscous.
O - Alot of alcohol from start to finish with warming in the back of the throat on the way down, not a shy beer by any means. For grins, would be interesting if the ABV was dialed back and this gets aged in a bourbon barrel.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2013 02:32:33 | More by jzeilinger
3.61/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance is a muddy brown with a copper hue. There is a finger of head that dissipates quickly leaving only a faint trace of lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose is sweet like the scent of raw cane sugar. The taste is sweet as well - too sweet. The caramel notes are nice, but the whole offering is just too syrupy. The only thing that breaks up the syrupy sweetness is a hint of dryness from the hops on the finish.
This one is a sipper for sure and not because of the alcohol (which is fairly well hidden). The sweetness was just a wee bit too much to handle.
My sense is that age would do justice to this offering. I thought about purchasing a 25oz bomber, but the $20 price tag was just too much for me to justify on an experiment.
Serving type: on-tap
06-14-2013 03:52:37 | More by 57md
Arctic Alchemy from Bethlehem Brew Works
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.