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Yule Shoot Your Eye Out - Karbach Brewing Co.

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85
very good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-21-2011)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

BryanCarey, Dec 26, 2012
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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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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.

LadyOfMuchBeer, Nov 26, 2011
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The spices are up front and hit your tongue immediately, ginger and pumpkin are present, a mild liquorish flavor follows along with some nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste is very pleasing .
The body has medium to light mouthfeel and warms up your mouth as you drink it.
Overall this is a pretty good spice beer and I would recommend trying it .

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The spices are dulled out just a bit and to tell you the truth, I prefer the taste in the copper mug. The gingerbread and pumpkin are drummed down just a bit and the cinnamon is brought out a little more, the nutmeg is gone, but I can pick up some very mild lemon zest(probably from the copper), slight fig and coriander come out as well.
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Yule Shoot Your Eye Out from Karbach Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.