Golden Age Of Bloodshed - Yeastie Boys
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by dgilks:
3.98/5 rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First had at GABS 2013 but tried again in the bottle release.
Clear beet red colour with a small, creamy pink head. Good.
Lightly spicy saison aroma. No real vegetable aroma but then beetroot doesn't really smell. Touches of citrus. Quite nice.
Lightly malty with a spicy, phenolic hit. Touches of earthy beetroot. Scarily easy to drink.
Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Quite crisp and refreshing. Nice.
A really solid beer. Refreshing in its lack of intense hop character though there could be more beetroot flavour.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2013 09:48:00 | More by dgilks
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3.2/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a pink-red colour, with pink-tinged head of dense creamy lace. Looks interesting, and pretty great beer-wise even notwithstanding the pink-ness.
Smells quite savoury, with a whiff of phenolic spice. touch of rye bread, cedar wood and a touch of lemon. Odd vegetative notes lingering at the back, I presume that's beetroot but the dominant aroma is just phenolic.
Taste is similar but more vegetative. Grainy malt upfront with oatmeal character and more of that rye bread note, then earthy towards the mid and late with a touch of cedar wood. Finish is phenolic and bitter. Decently constructed but tastes rather like a Belgian pale ale and doesn't really have a lot of the beetroot twist I was expecting.
Mouthfeel is quite thin, with carbonation creeping through. Disappointing.
Yeah, some maybe subtle, unusual notes but I'm not sure I see the point of them. The beetroot really shouts volumes in the colour but it gets drowned in generic Belgian yeast notes on the nose and palate.
Serving type: on-tap
12-02-2013 04:41:45 | More by laituegonflable
3.51/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Ok now this is definitely a boundary pusher pre drink and I love beetroot and beer so why not and obviously beetroot being as dominant as it is its no surprise to see this puppy pour just like beetroot juice with a pinky fluffy two finger head and subtle lacing on look you think it would have to taste sweet no chance on smell it's half beetroot half Belgian pale with that dominant Belgian yeast shining through,the mouthfeel is medium bodied well carbonated and very sessionable with a bittersweet mix that starts off with bitter herbal hops,Belgian yeast and right at the end the sweetness of the beetroot really comes through and overall bizarrely enough it really does work even though the base beer ain't no standout the addition of beetroot apart from the gimmick factor adds an extra dimension well needed cheers.
Serving type: growler
09-17-2013 12:48:10 | More by ADZA
3.6/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Got this on tap at Max's during Hop Fest.
A: It poured a beautiful crimson color with a light foamy pink head. Very clear and effervescent.
S: Light earthy and peppery notes with that distinctive yeasty saison funk. Not as pronounced as many saisons, but still there.
T: Yeasty saison funk, with a little bit of spice and earthiness.
M: Fizzy and delicious. Finishes clean.
O: A solid saison, but it remains wildly drinkable and tasty to boot, I definitely recommend trying it.
Serving type: on-tap
08-28-2013 03:39:04 | More by thezach
3.29/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Tried on-tap at GABS 2013. This is a "heavily beeted Belgian blond" named in honour of Rowland S Howard.
And heavily-beeted it is: it pours a deep, deep red: artificial red, like overly-strong cordial. Quite clear in the body, but with only a light weight behind it. Head is a deep, foamy pink that leaves a solid ring around the glass, but not much lacing. It certainly looks interesting.
Nose is a bit disappointing: there's not much in the way of beetroot noticeable here, and the Belgian characters are a touch generic underneath. Roundness from the yeast, a very light hint of pepper and some earthiness. It feels a bit thin and reedy overall.
Some light pepper on the front palate, with some spritzy carbonation, before a phenolic bite comes through mid-palate. Earthy, vegetative and a bit raw. Finish is quite light and dry, crisp enough, but also following the pattern of being quite dull. No real flavour in the aftertaste.
Feel is very light.
The colour looks great: otherwise it's pretty generic and dull. It was a disappointing beer from these guys, who tend to know when and how to experiment with success. This was not such a successful experiment.
Serving type: on-tap
06-11-2013 03:35:10 | More by lacqueredmouse
Golden Age Of Bloodshed from Yeastie Boys
80 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.