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FraGeeLay - Karbach Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

108 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 22
Gots: 25 | 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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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

01-01-2014 06:07:35 | More by mmulebarn
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porter0209

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.3%

08-14-2014 22:03:00 | More by porter0209
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IrishColonial

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-30-2014 00:24:14 | More by IrishColonial
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AMG55

Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.3%

10-22-2013 23:27:02 | More by AMG55
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -25.6%

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.

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.11/5  rDev -23.6%

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.

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

03-06-2013 17:29:19 | More by jgbiggs
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rspauldi

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

06-02-2014 20:37:04 | More by rspauldi
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-24-2014 01:03:27 | More by Shafaegalo
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ProImage79

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-20-2013 03:11:42 | More by ProImage79
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-18-2013 18:53:36 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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UHCougar12

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-30-2013 15:36:46 | More by UHCougar12
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cfh64

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-30-2012 22:59:18 | More by cfh64
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.66/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

01-17-2014 05:18:48 | More by mothman
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ChristianT

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-12-2014 21:50:39 | More by ChristianT
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Bearman13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-29-2014 03:26:15 | More by Bearman13
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tpgraham

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-12-2014 16:07:50 | More by tpgraham
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-14-2013 21:16:08 | More by greenspointexas
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Dogzbone

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-09-2013 16:08:44 | More by Dogzbone
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-18-2013 03:02:07 | More by Duff27
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-26-2013 23:34:06 | More by ncaudle
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Monkeypuker

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-24-2013 05:11:00 | More by Monkeypuker
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jbeezification

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-03-2013 01:41:26 | More by jbeezification
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-01-2013 02:37:37 | More by pmarlowe
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TATURBO

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-18-2013 03:02:27 | More by TATURBO
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FraGeeLay from Karbach Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.