G'Knight Imperial Red Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 3,157 | Reviews: 1,274 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
Canned 2/20/13 "Happy G’Birthday!"
Appearance: Like any other Oskar Blues product, crystal clear. This one has a color you’d expect -- red. The head is off-white, meringue-like, and about a finger high. Lacing is spotty but nice.
Smell: A very nice blend of hops, and it’s hard to pinpoint one aroma that I’m getting out of it ... the "aftersmell" is super sweet, which is the best part about it. After digging for a little while, I finally decided that this beer has a pretty significant pineapple and tropical fruit aroma.
Taste: Malty flavors coat the mouth quite a bit thanks to the fact that this is a red, but the intense amount of hops balance that sweetness extremely well. Peppery, spicy hops burn the back of the tongue just a little bit, and I find that it’s a great way to make sure the malt isn’t too dominant. The finish is a tad bitter, but the front is pretty sweet, so again, very nice balance here overall.
Feel: The feel on this one is nearly perfect -- it’s a pretty big beer (ABV wise and someone heavy in the feel as well), and it almost drinks like a meal. At the same time, the drinkability on this one is crazy high.
Overall: This could be my favorite Oskar Blues offering. Dale’s Pale is a great pale ale with a refreshing hop kick, Mama’s Little Yella is a must-try for anybody that’s a Bud Light only person (since it has a pretty light, but solid flavor), Deviant Dale’s is a huge, burning, whale of an IPA... but G’Knight is just better, despite how good all of those beers are. Super tasty, refreshing, gets the job done... must try.
03-27-2013 02:31:09 | More by Alextricity
4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
Had this beer from a 16oz can to glass. Beautiful amber color with a thick one inch head, which slowly dissipates to a light foam. Tastes is great, full feel of hops. Mouth feel is great, tb complexion of flavors flow very well. Overall great delicious beer!
03-25-2013 03:07:09 | More by NoleDoc
4.28/5 rDev +3.9%
16 oz. can poured into a tulip. Canned on 9/25/2013. Review date: 12/1/2013.
Appearance: Pours a reddish copper color with about two fingers of a light tan head. Head sticks around, leaving a great lacing stuck to the glass, before slowly receding into a thin, soapy layer. Moderate-light carbonation bubbles rise through the glass.
Aroma: Lots of hop aroma, citrus, grapefruit and characteristics. The malt starts to come through underneath, smells of caramel, some roasted character. Getting a bit of an herbal, tea-like characteristic to the nose as well.
Taste: Some bitterness at first, fading into the hop characteristics present in the nose - grapefruit, citrus, finishing with pine. Continues to follow the nose well, as the malts come in after this - lots of caramel/toffee, finishing with the tea leaf earthiness at the end. Slight hints of alcohol sweetness, but the 8.7% is considerably well hidden.
Mouthfeel: Lots of body to this one, coats the mouth as it flows over the palate. Clings to the mouth, leaving a tingling on the tongue as the remnant carbonation cleans over the tongue. Bit of a warming finish as it goes down. The stickiness dries out the finish, beckoning the next drink.
Overall: Really good stuff from Oskar Blues, I have enjoyed this one every time. If you get Oskar Blues in your area, you should be able to find this one. Can be a bit on the expensive side, at ~$14 per 4-pack, but in my mind, it's definitely worth a try. Would recommend picking this one up.
03-23-2013 01:20:21 | More by hermit990
G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,157 ratings.