FraGeeLay - Karbach Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
FraGeeLay from Karbach Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.