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FraGeeLay - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 19
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ford on 12-24-2012)
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to drummermattie02 for my first two tastes of Karbach, this being the last of the duo. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife amongst a snowstorm. On the 18th. Of fucking APRIL.

Pour is a clay-streaked muddy brown, kind of like my backyard would be if it wasn't fucking covered in snow. Fast-disappearing cap. Nose boast spices by the metric yard, cinnamon & nutmeg are two I imagine I can ID. Light vanilla is the only hint of barrel. Like smelling cookies from a stranger's kitchen & thinking "ooh, these could be really good or really awful."

FraGeeLay is like Paul Bunyan kicking you in the face - if Paul's boot were made of spices. Massive spices overwhelm that base beer, the barrel, several snow-covered robins outside my window, & a small bur oak in the backyard. Tons of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, on & on, you name it, it's probably in here. The barrel makes a cameo mid-palate & is immediately drowned out by the spicing: faint bourbon, skeleton of vanilla. Honestly, several ounces in, I could have split this bomber with 3-4 people & been content.

Too much spice, too little beer, too little barrel. This isn't bad, in fact it's decent enough, but it's one note & that note gets tinny after repeated sips. Mediocre.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 02:17:35 | More by maximum12
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.11/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fun Series 008. 2013.

A - Poured a deep brown colour with a bid of a muddy look to it. A thin layer of cream coloured head formed and reduced to a thin film over the top of the beer.

S - Spice notes dominate the nose with cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice coming though. Some roast and a hint of chocolate. Not much of the barrel aging is noticeable but there is perhaps a faint hint of oak that I wouldn't have detected had I not been searching for it.

T - A big spice bouquet dominates - ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Some roast and chocolate and a somewhat astringent oak flavour are also present. No bourbon or vanilla come through at all. Way too much spice in this one, which almost completely mutes the barrel notes aside from an unpleasant oak astringency.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 00:54:24 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 008 from the fun series

Pours a large layer of beige tan head. Color is black.

Flavor profile: a whole mess of spice. Nutmeg and cinnamon. A touch of pumpkin. Some chocolate. Very malty. The bourbon shows, but it isn't dominate. Definitely tastes like a winter warmer.

Mouthfeel: spiced and warming. Medium to full bodied. Ends with more spices.

Overall, a decent winter warmer, but the spices take away from the barrel flavors. Too much spice.

Serving type: bottle

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Illinois

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Premo88

Texas

3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into nonic
008 in the F.U.N. series (late 2013 version)

L: dark ruby read, clear, pushed up a big fluffy head of tan foam that sticks and laces a lot; keeps a thick tan collar

S: bourbon big-time ... you can smell out out of the bottle and over the glass as you pour, so much so it's a bit shocking -- I've had a few bourbon barrel-aged beers but none have smelled this much like the whiskey; as the head settles, a strong whiskey-cherries-vanilla smell takes over, a blend of all three but whiskey remains the leader; as it warms up, the softer vanilla pushes ahead

T: just about everything but beer :) honestly, it's a fantastic mix of whiskey, sour grapes/red wine, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg and plenty of sweetness.

F: simple with no major flaws ... seems just a hair thin for a brew that looks and acts much like a big boozy stout -- but it's not a stout; it's an aged spiced beer, and i kind of like the drinkability here; enough carbonation

O: MUCH better than the base beer Yule Shoot Your Eye Out from which this springs; here the barrel-aging adds a huge amount of sweet/sour whiskey, vanilla and cherries and softens the huge ginger-nutmeg-spice flavor of the base beer ... so much whiskey flavor but without a hint of alcohol burn -- frankly, it's a bit dangerous that way.

this is not a beer-drinker's beer. you won't find much malt, hops or yeast flavor. but this is by far the best winter-time holiday seasonal I've run into, and while it's not a winter warmer by style, fans of the winter warmer in search of a twist might love this one. loads of spice, a sweet run of whiskey notes and a nice drinkable quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 21:40:53 | More by Premo88
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FraGeeLay from Karbach Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.