Yule Shoot Your Eye Out - Karbach Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a goblet, this ale comes out with a thick dark tan head roughly a finger and a half thick and slowly thins out to about half a finger in thickness. It is very dark throughout and slight amber hues can be seen in its outer edges.
The aroma is strong and hits you as soon as you pop the top off. Strong gingerbread, pumpkin first hit your nose, mild citrus follows. Mild medicinal smells do come through.
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 .
This is the second half of the beer poured into a copper mug.
The copper seems to help the beer retain its thick head, the aroma is all but lost and is accompanied by a slight metallic smell when you can detect the ales aroma. The gingerbread is still very strong…
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.
Overall I prefer the copper mug tasting, just don’t let the ale get too warm on you…
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 02:56:04 | More by vickersspitfire
4.4/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Queen Vic, Houston TX.
A: Pours a dark ruby brown color/ A two finger beige head forms with excellent retention. Lots of sticky spiderweb looking lace is left behind. This looks great.
S: Toasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon, and spice. Very nice.
T: Oh man, this is great. Big Toasted malts. Chocolate and dark fruits of cherries and plums. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. A pine hop bitterness lingers and brings everything together perfectly.
M/D: A medium to full body. So smooth and velvety. Just a treat to drink. A great winter warmer.
This is just awesome. I love it, and maybe the best Karback has to offer. Exactly what I would expect from a Winter Warmer. Very highly recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
11-26-2011 01:55:04 | More by champ103
4.35/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Another winner from Karbach.
Very dark brown beer..
The spices are easy to smell.. really good smelling beer.
Caramel is easy to pickup in the taste. I won't lie and say I can pick out all of the individual spices... but man they mix well. This is a super swell beer in my opinion. More complex than Saint Arnold Christmas with a bit more of a bitter finish, though not really that bitter if it makes sense. Probably doesn't, but oh well.
I'll be picking this one up every holiday season. I have a couple of bottes this year. Drinking one and saving another to see how it ages.
Maybe I'll watch A Christmas Story next week with a bottle.
Serving type: on-tap
11-17-2012 01:45:01 | More by Ford
4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2012 04:35:19 | More by MordorMongo
Yule Shoot Your Eye Out from Karbach Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.