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Massacre - Wolverine State Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wolverine State Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: trxxpaxxs on 10-21-2012)
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Blind Bif 8

Pours dark amber (maple colored?) with some head that faded incredibly quickly. Blinked and I missed it. (3.25)

Smells sweet. Almost like a cider when cold. Green apples…maybe actually white wine or grapes? I’m interested to see where this is headed. As it warms I get some higher alcohols. (3.5)

Hmm, this is weird. Has an initial fruity/maple sweetness, but finishes quite dry. As far as I can tell, I don’t taste any hops. It doesn’t seem like a barleywine or old ale, but that is what the color and abv would suggest. It’s got some sort of German malts though, I’m pretty sure. It’s like some sort of high alcohol, malt-forward beer? As it warms, I get a lot of alcohol. (2.5)

Medium carbonation, medium body with some astringency and fusel alcohols as it warms. (3)

So yeah…fuck me. I have no idea. Again. Can’t even pin down a style this time. Something tells me this is something weird. Maybe another Shorts beer I can’t identify. (3)

Wow I was pretty far off. This is Massacre, an Imperial Dark lager aged in bourbon barrels from Wolverine State Brewing Co. So yeah… wow. Knowing what this is, as I’m drinking it, maybe I can get bourbon in place of the fruity/maple sweetness? I get essentially zero vanilla though. I don’t have much experience with infection, but maybe there’s some acetaldedehyde involved here that led me to green apples? I’ve had a few bourbon barrel-aged lagers from Jack’s Abby, but this doesn’t resemble any of them, and one was a barrel-aged doppelbock (which is close enough to this style). Maybe it’s just really heavy on the fusel alcohols and not very good… Thanks for the interesting beer Abraxel.

Auror, Jul 05, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A friend visiting from Michigan brought me a bottle of this. Red wax on top.

I used a pint glass. Deep brown/red, but translucent. Like sweet tea. Small khaki head.

Nose is sweet malts, bourbon and ethanol.

Taste is bourbon, grains, a little bit of smoke. Bourbon slightly over-rides the other flavors.

Mouthfeel is fine, maybe a bit thin.

shivtim, Jun 16, 2013
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Massacre from Wolverine State Brewing Company
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