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Holy Mole - Mother's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: soju6 on 05-21-2012)
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Darn it! What an odd beer.

The appearance is above average, the smell is fine...

Then you taste it. Hey that's not half ba.... wait... whut?

Downer of a finish when this medicinal peppery flair just dominates everything else. You can't get past it once you've reflected on the second half of that sip and it keeps eating away at you from there.

Certainly an "interesting" beer but if that's not the most assuring of attempts, you're right, it isn't.

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Holy Mole is an amber/brown colored brew with a nose that is chocolaty and spicy, mainly cinnamon. The beer is very clean and leaves no lacing at all as you drink.

This beer has an interesting flavor profile that offers up some light roasted malt, chocolate, and spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. There is a touch of coffee as well and some caramel notes. There is other spiciness present due to the addition of peppers to the brew and it makes for an interesting flavor combination.

Holy Mole is different from the typical beer, both in flavor and appearance. The ingredients used are not like those of most beers and they combine for a one-of-a-kind taste. I’m not too thrilled with the appearance- the beer is a little too clean for me and it almost looks like a glass of cola when poured. But the flavor is better than average and helps me overlook some of the other qualities.

I don’t think I have ever tasted a beer that was brewed with cocoa nibs and peppers, but with Holy Mole in my glass, now I can say I have. It’s yet another good product from Mother’s Brewing and one certainly deserving of a try.

BryanCarey, May 18, 2013
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I'm really not sure which beer to review, the standout that it used to be on tap, or the shadow that they bottled.

I first had this about a year and a half ago at a beer festival the brewery attended. They brought a few special kegs, including their tap room only Holy Mole. That beer really changed my mind about the brewery and convinced me that they could make something different and really special. It was a fantastic spiced ale with a cocoa, a little pepper, and big hits of nutmeg and cinnamon. It was so good (I originally gave it about 4.25) that I tasted it two or three times and chatted with one of the brewers about how fantastic it would be to get a growler, pair with some fajitas, and move on to cheesecake for the big finale. But I never got that chance.

When the bottles came out, I was pumped. Until I tried it. It lost all the subtle (and not so subtle) spices, and went too much toward the standard pepper mole. Nothing bad, just strikingly average, but compared to what it used to be, I can't recommend it. Reminds me of some common beer knowledge, "The worst thing you can do to beer is bottle it." Maybe I shouldn't be so harsh; Mothers showed some flashes of brilliance with this originally, but they just really tripped up translating that flavor to the bottle. Maybe next time...

AllHailBeercules, Jan 26, 2013
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Holy Mole from Mother's Brewing Company
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