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Yule Shoot Your Eye Out - Karbach Brewing Co.

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85
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | 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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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-02-2011 17:05:20 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-07-2012 07:37:31 | More by Texasfan549
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cap to the end of a busy and crazy weekend, that snowed and freezing rain on and off the entire time, so a nice winter beer sounds good. Thanks to ApostleBrewing for this interesting beer.

Pours a big creamy thick rich almost 2 finger head that forces me to stop pouring, that fades at a med pace with nice layered lacing, over slightly clear dark mahogany brown color with faint hints of maroon light sneaking through.

NOse is explosive, dark brown malts, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, plenty of bready biscuit toasty cookie like bready malts. Big time spices, baking and holiday spices galore, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc etc etc!! Somewhere under that is a bit of cocoa, cocoa powder and a little bit of baking chocolate, and ginger... gingerbread cookie is def nice and strong.

Taste starts with bitter mix, between the spices, light roasty like dark malts, and faint hint of earthy hops. Then into creamy malts, creamy almost lush malts with a light possibly lactose or oats, light milk chocolate, as well as a light caramel and toasty brown malts, and into lots more biscuit and bready brown malts. Of course, big time spices, baking and holiday spices are what mostly dominate this beer, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and more gingerbread cookie. A light bitter dark chocolate and cocoa powder in the back end again, is more of a background thought but nothing big. Bitterness builds as it goes, between the spices and earthy hops both really ramping, and a light tannin flavor. Finish gets quite bitter and tannic, little salty almost astringent bitterness, plenty of lingering spices, little cocoa, brown malts, etc, quite dry too.

Mouth is med bodied, creamy, decent carb, hint of warming booze in the middle.

Overall not bad, an interesting beer overall, a bit too much on the spices and bitterness, especially as it gets tannic salty and a bit astringent on the finish, but otherwise a nice beer, I like the toasty biscuit brown malts, sweet flavors, ginger bread, light cocoa, etc, and a tasty beer overall. If this were barrel aged it would go to a whole other level I think.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 02:09:29 | More by jlindros
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Mora2000

Texas

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2011 02:53:37 | More by Mora2000
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-05-2014 04:38:14 | More by MarkyMOD
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade with icetrauma, thanks man. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was bottled recently. Pours fairly clear extremely dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, chocolate, toffee, raisin, fig, toast, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, brown sugar, dark bread, light roast, and light herbal. Excellent aromas with great complexity, strength, and balance of malt/spice notes; very inviting. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toffee, raisin, fig, toast, dark bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, brown sugar, light roast, and herbal. Light spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, toast, toffee, dark bread, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, light roast, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance, complexity, and robustness; with a great malt/spice balance; and minimal cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent winter warmer style! Great balance and robustness of flavors and spices; and extremely smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 05:29:45 | More by superspak
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-19-2013 00:36:29 | More by dmorgan310
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-08-2013 23:05:22 | More by drummermattie02
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champ103

Texas

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
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-29-2014 15:51:34 | More by atrocity
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-11-2012 00:26:11 | More by Gagnonsux
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-26-2013 23:32:45 | More by ncaudle
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-25-2013 00:49:06 | More by duff247
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jheezee

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-07-2011 04:00:13 | More by jheezee
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JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-21-2013 04:04:56 | More by JamLand
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-22-2014 05:32:16 | More by SadMachine
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-11-2013 04:29:30 | More by Dicers
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Medium dark brown. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown white head. Settles quickly leaving a thin beer ring. Slight spotty lacing mostly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: Nuts, a little peat, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sage.

T: Bitter pecan shell is prominent, a little peat, hints of fall spice notes and herb, pepper, and slight hop bite.

M: Fairly light, yet bitterness leaves you a pungent lingering that enhances the heft. Pungent finish.

D: Sessionable, although the character will hinder the progression.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Fair head which disappears quickly, spotty lacing. Fall spice and nuts make up the nose. Bitter and spicy. Cocoa nibs noted on the label are barely evident in the nose of flavor profile. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 19:31:18 | More by bmwats
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JohnBender

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

01-02-2013 22:00:23 | More by JohnBender
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-17-2012 15:09:17 | More by Hopmodium
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-18-2014 21:23:17 | More by Damian74Shensky
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-03-2012 21:33:17 | More by BeerHunter76
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-19-2014 19:48:20 | More by KVNBGRY
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-02-2012 20:16:07 | More by brandon911
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-14-2013 21:14:31 | More by greenspointexas
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Yule Shoot Your Eye Out from Karbach Brewing Co.
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