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Yule Shoot Your Eye Out - Karbach Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Yule Shoot Your Eye OutYule Shoot Your Eye Out

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 170
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 36.58%
Wants: 27
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-21-2011

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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Karbach Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Winter Warmer is spicy seasonal beer, dark brown in color, and with a nose of nutmeg, clove, chocolate, and various holiday spices. The beer produces a solid head of foam that doesn’t quit and stays with you all the way to the bottom of the glass.

This winter warmer tastes as spicy and complex as the nose leads you to believe- even more so. I get flavors of caramel malt, ginger, orange peel, chocolate, nutmeg, clove, allspice, and other assorted holiday spices. There is some dark roast in there as well, some plum, and some cherries. The flavors come together quite nicely in the finish where they blend in just the right manner to smooth out some of the initial bitterness. The mouthfeel is creamy and you get an aftertaste that is satisfying and dessert- like in many ways.

Complex beers are common during the winter season and this beer from Karbach brewing is certainly a complex brew. I like that I continue to discover more taste sensations with each sip and I even had some fun sharing a bottle with another person and comparing notes.

This dark ale is brewed and sold for only a limited time, so consumers need to seek it out quickly while supplies last. The search will be worthwhile, as this is a complex and warming beer that makes a great choice for a cool winter day.

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4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Christmas Eve....what better time to break this out with 24 hours of A Christmas Story in background on TBS and getting things all prepped for the kiddo in the morning?

A - Super dark brown, some ruby hues, beautiful thick khaki head, lacing spot on, really a sexy mofo.

S - Roasted malt, a bevy of spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove), slight caramel/toffee in there too.

T - Initial blast of smooth roasted malt, mid-palate some dark fruits and spices kick in, caramel, dark cherry, some slight spice but not as dominant here as in the nose. Finish has a nice hoppy dryness which plays well with the roast and dark fruit notes. Some slight smoke intertwines as well.

M - Creamy, carb is spot on, a tad bit less thick than I expected and it appears.

O - Winter warmers are hit and miss with me in general. Spice level is low enough overall here that I find it quite enjoyable. WW's in general seem to be too spice focused where here the emphasis seems more on the roasted malt and dark fruits. I definitely would (and will) bang again...and soon.

If you like Winter Warmers you would be remiss to not track one of these down. If you don't and the issue is they usually are too spice heavy then you may like this bad boy. Also, one of the cooler *theme* I have seen out there. The BA version Fra Gee Lay is up next.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Petrol Station in Houston.

The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of Christmas spices, with quite a bit of cinnamon and some caramel and toffee malt. The aroma is very spicy overall and also has a little bit of alcohol mixed in.

The flavor follows suit. I get a lot of cinnamon and caramel malt, as well as a little bit of nutmeg. There is also some nice raisin notes in the flavor, as well as some other dark fruit such as cherries. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rwf08
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I forgot my notes but I look forward to it every year.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler to pint glass. dark brown, clear, no head, moderate visible carbonation.

Smells of holiday spice(nutmeg, clove), caramel, nuts, wood.

Tastes nice and warm with spice. Cinnamon and vanilla dominate, very smokey wood, walnuts

Feels sticky and metallic.

Is a good winter warmer, but doesn't stand out in a crowd.

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Yule Shoot Your Eye Out from Karbach Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.