Scratchin' Hippo - Adelbert's Brewery
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Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
3.81/5 rDev +5.8%
33cl Belgian bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Deep translucet copper, a little head that didn't last long.
S: Sweet hot caramel apple that diminished but not completely.
T: Strong malt flavors, somewhat roasted. An unsweetened toffee perhaps. Moderate bitterness.
M: Subdued carbonation, even coating.
O: Reminds me of an ESB somewhat, not as bitter and more malty. I expected more complexity, maybe I missed it. Certainly worth a try if you get a chance.
08-15-2013 04:07:15 | More by fizzgig
2.48/5 rDev -31.1%
Bottled: 12/13/12. Batch 011.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, amber-hued body with, well, no head formation, as the bubbles are evaporating nearly instantaneously. A beer that begins with a mewling whimper.
Smell: Minor note of toast and light, lightly husky grains. Beyond ripe, soiled fruitiness of apples, apricots, and peaches. Slight phenolic spiciness with a medicinal hint to it.
Taste: Notably devoid of sweetness from the first sip. Slightly husky, toasty maltiness wrapped in a pervasive sourish that really knocks the wind oughta my sails. A fruitiness of fruits that have gone south a few days prior. A blip here or there of phenols. Finishes fairly flat with a little lingering sourness and meager medicinal tone.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Very low carbonation.
Overall: A beer that is woefully undercarbed and poor tasting doesn't exactly win me over. Where are they scratchin' that hippo?
06-23-2013 15:00:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.03/5 rDev +11.9%
Pours out a nice deep hazy brown with reddish/amber hues toward the outer area of the ale, its topped off with a thick white, bubbly head that sticks around for some time. It’s got thick lacing too! The aroma is dry, very fruity, apples, grape and berries come through very well. Mildly tart, it is medium bodied, some spices do come through cleanly, phenolic alcohol tastes pretty good and is accompanied by mild bready flavors. Some fruit flavors do come through, there is a mild hop flavor in the aftertaste, but it is barely detectable. This is a very good beer and it goes down very smooth.
06-23-2013 09:03:23 | More by vickersspitfire
3.31/5 rDev -8.1%
Acquired via trade
Thanks, wagenvolks and xpimptastikx!
Cloudy amber. Not a lot of visible carbonation--small bubbled khaki-colored head. Leaves dots and irregular lines down the glass.
An earthy, somewhat nutty, aroma. A bit of a pepper and grain presence. Fairly mild.
As with the aroma, the flavor is earthy and nutty--kind of like wheat bread and mild peanut butter, even. Some mild spice and grain notes. Very drinkable.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Decent and quite drinkable. A unique interpretation of the style. Glad I got to try it. Without flaw, but unexciting.
06-01-2013 04:17:27 | More by ehammond1
Scratchin' Hippo from Adelbert's Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.