Valkyrie - Southern Star Brewing Company
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.85/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pouring from the can to a copper/orange hue, this beer serves up a decent head of foam that leaves plenty of lacing. The nose on this beer is intense, with scents of pine, citrus, and caramel dominating and other aromas hiding behind them, like apple and other fruits.
The taste of this beer is similar to the nose, with flavors of grapefruit and caramel greeting the palate at first. Then, other flavors make themselves known, like vanilla and assorted earthy notes. The beer is bitter and has a high IBU level, but it doesn’t seem as bitter as its 100 IBU would lead you to believe.
Valkyrie Double IPA is an interesting brew. I first sampled it in draft form, but today and I sampling and reviewing the version in canned form. It is more alcoholic than I expected and I would never guess the alcohol level was close to 10 percent based on taste alone. It doesn’t taste that strong, and the deceptiveness is cause for some concern, as this beer can really sneak up on you.
This Southern Star beer is strong and bitter, but not as full- bodied as you would expect and the bitterness is masked by its other characteristics. The body is murky, too. It’s an interesting beer overall and while I realize it may not suit everyone’s taste or expectations, for different reasons, I liked it and enjoyed it more as I consumed. It’s my New Year’s Eve beer this year, and it is one I recommend for the more adventurous beer drinkers among us.
Serving type: can
01-01-2014 05:39:34 | More by BryanCarey
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Valkyrie from Southern Star Brewing Company
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