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Yule Shoot Your Eye Out - Karbach Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of MordorMongo
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

MordorMongo, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of vcoggins
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

vcoggins, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of HTownGuy85
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a couple of these back in November, had 1 left over.

A - pours a dark tubby brown, decent sized head on it. Leaves plenty of lacing.

S - spices! Can definitely smell them. Malty, very slight hop aroma.

T - spices are well balanced, but nothing special. Not the best Winter Warmee I've had, but definitely not the worst. Malts are prevalent, finishes off with a slight hop flavor.

M - lightly carbonated, little thick. Very smooth.

Overall, I wouldn't seek the brew, but I'd have one if offered. Not very impressed by it.

HTownGuy85, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Gehrig13
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Gehrig13, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +5.5%

ilikebeer03, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +5.5%

brandon911, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Jenjan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jenjan, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of FlyingKelly
4/5  rDev +5.5%

FlyingKelly, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +5.5%

valkyre65, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of SBoyar1
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

SBoyar1, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of truesolution
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

truesolution, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Hopmodium, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Ford
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Ford, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Gagnonsux, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of abex44
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

abex44, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of PhatAtUT
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

PhatAtUT, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of kbenson
4/5  rDev +5.5%

kbenson, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of ReyG006
3/5  rDev -20.8%

ReyG006, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev +5.5%

BeerHunter76, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Texasfan549, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of jheezee
5/5  rDev +31.9%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of champ103
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

champ103, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

LadyOfMuchBeer, Nov 26, 2011
Yule Shoot Your Eye Out from Karbach Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.