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Blood Ov The Kings - Local Option

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BA SCORE
81
good

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
At the peak of summer 1631 King Gustavus Adolphus led thousands of Swedish troops into Northern Germany. Following the destruction and subsequent plundering of Brandenburg Adolphus’ army marched through the endless wheat fields en route to Bavaria. Brewed with copious amounts of red wheat, Blood ov the Kings is aromatically driven by bread, biscuit and notes of exotic fruit. Hazy and medium bodied the beer has a rich and creamy mouth feel with a dry, bitter, and slightly sweet finish. Unbound by the Reinheitsgebot Blood ov the Kings would certainly have been the vital fluid of victory for the Swedish monarch as he spilled blood across the wheat fields of Northern Europe.

(Beer added by: Tone on 07-25-2013)
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smlmeyer

Iowa

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-27-2014 01:56:53 | More by smlmeyer
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morimech

Minnesota

3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber with and orange hue. A dense two finger head forms and slowly settles to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of tropical fruit, bread, and grain.

Fruity flavor up front with notes of orange, grapefruit, and mango. Surprising bitterness in the finish with and aftertaste of orange pith.

A bit overcarbonated but otherwise has a solid, somewhat full texture.

Just an above average beer. Nothing about wheat spoke to me. Tasted like a hoppy amber ale. I wonder what this would of tasted like if they used a weizen yeast?

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 18:34:36 | More by morimech
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-17-2014 02:26:37 | More by KAF
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rxthree

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-07-2014 02:52:46 | More by rxthree
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-19-2014 03:21:01 | More by tykechandler
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rootbeerman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-14-2014 08:37:07 | More by rootbeerman
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-07-2014 15:59:04 | More by Hellpop65
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-06-2014 04:32:21 | More by Axnjxn
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friendofbeer

Missouri

4.76/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank in copious amounts from a standard pint glass at Green Street Smoked Meats on another recent visit to Chicago. Complemented the brisket, ribs and sweet pickles I was enjoying greatly.

Slightly Cloudy (as advertised being an unfiltered ale) with bits of sediment, but it was actually surprisingly clear and a beautiful shade of red with a persistent white head and great lacing. Aromas of tropical fruit and biscuit. Taste is more of the same as aroma; however the red wheat added another aspect of complexity, almost rye qualities. IPA/Wheat Ale/Red ale all rolled into one. Slightly bitter finish, not extremely residual. Refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2014 00:12:59 | More by friendofbeer
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-01-2014 01:44:13 | More by DrunkinYogi
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dipso123

California

2.01/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A - A veritable see of "floaty bits". It looked a school of sardines swimming in the glass with dozens of chunks the size of rice. Head was stiff with large bubbles.

S - Very mild aroma with an underlying medicinal / band-aid smell that transferred to the taste.

T - Although I was not expecting much from a wheat beer I was surprised by the lack of wheat or hop - remarkably bland.

M - In many ways other than the appearance this was the worst characteristic of this beer. It was over carbonated such that it had the mouthfeel of soda pop with a sharp carbonic bite.

O - This was one of those beer that your instinct is to just pour it down the drain right away but I waited and worked my way through about 1/3 or it over 20 minutes hoping for some sort of improvement. There was none - down the drain. I can only hope that this bottle had a problem and is not representational of the general output but even with that being said I would not give it a second try as there was little that was promising and at $9 for 500ml it's no bargain.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 22:28:32 | More by dipso123
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mpenning13

Ohio

2/5  rDev -43.7%

05-29-2014 01:51:49 | More by mpenning13
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Capital City Gastropub, enjoyed chilled in a pint.

The color is deep amber with hazed appearance and thick white cream with fine bead and thick lace. The smell is very malt dominant with light toasted aroma and yeast accent with mild spice. The feel is great with full malt and toasted grain mild spice texture with moderate carbonation and slight alcohol with light bitterness and clean dry finish.

The taste is very nutty, dry and toasted with slight herbal taste and gentle yeast in the background and mostly wheat-like element with some gentle flavor of fruit from the combination of ingredients. Overall a very good pale wheat, nice complexity and easy to drink a good pale ale with wheat flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2014 16:56:17 | More by Slatetank
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MichiganBeers

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-23-2014 16:21:16 | More by MichiganBeers
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

05-19-2014 20:35:05 | More by hopsolutely
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-19-2014 12:53:48 | More by mklisz
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aasher

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-18-2014 20:33:21 | More by aasher
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-18-2014 13:32:43 | More by Kubrickx
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-17-2014 02:49:00 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-11-2014 18:46:16 | More by kybeerdrinker
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QueerBeer

Colorado

3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Opaque amber pour, but with way, WAY too much yeast sediment. A bit off-putting and hard to drink around. The beer itself was refreshingly light-bodied and dry, but not overly so. Fruit notes that weren't overwhelmed by the wheat, but nothing stood out. Okay beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 15:06:40 | More by QueerBeer
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jackieT

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-29-2014 18:10:39 | More by jackieT
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

04-24-2014 04:28:00 | More by psoriasaurus
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Nordbier

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-02-2014 22:46:45 | More by Nordbier
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-30-2014 23:17:36 | More by Hopmarc
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Blood Ov The Kings from Local Option
81 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.