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Ogham - Willow - The Celt Experience

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Ogham - WillowOgham - Willow

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6 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 6
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Celt Experience visit their website
United Kingdom (Wales)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Willow is instrumental in spawning spiritual visions, engendering a clearer understanding of the world in which we live.

A Big beer….
A Magic craft…..
Magestic……
Yes Magestic, not just majestic
Created with percolating, infusing and dry hopping with potent US hops, but allowing balance through deep bodied British malts and cultivating a smooth citrus backbone from Eastern European hops.

95 IBU

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 06-30-2013)
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +7.2%

330ml bottle, lots of florid descriptive text on the label concerning the Ogham language, and their spiritual interpretation of a willow tree.

This beer pours a clear, crisp bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of bulbous, frothy, loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves some stringy cloud lace around the glass as it evenly subsides. Rather attractive, this one is.

It smells of bready, lightly pastry-like caramel malt, orange and grapefruit cream, and perfumed floral, leafy hops. The taste is big and malty - caramel, toffee, sweet bread, a hint of treacle - with some very fruity orange, grapefruit, and pineapple hop notes, ones nearly bereft of bitterness. That comes with the zinginess in the later arriving, and still perfume-dominated leafy, floral hops.

The bubbles are soft, and a tad frothy, the body a fairly heavy weight, and agreeably smooth - neither the hops nor the alcohol making any serious ingress here. It finishes on the sweet side, as the malt keeps on its merry way, and those aforementioned tardy hops moving up their schedule a fair bit.

An interesting enough DIPA, my first from Wales, so there is that. My only complaint, and reason for the undercutting scores, is the lack of integration between the fruit and the bitter in the hops, and the hiding of the alcohol in that perfume warmth, as clever as it is. Close to the real deal, and one of the better versions of the style I've had from the UK.

06-30-2013 03:09:45 | More by biboergosum
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

12-24-2013 16:38:35 | More by windypete
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-03-2014 00:34:10 | More by Kmat10
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-19-2014 19:30:55 | More by kjkinsey
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-13-2014 18:02:36 | More by mizx
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-28-2013 22:38:22 | More by Kirk
Ogham - Willow from The Celt Experience
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