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Squatters Hell's Keep - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
84
good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-11-2009)
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

RandyKemka, May 31, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Whiskeydeez, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Bierleichen, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

projektyle, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of colts9016
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured beer into a tulip glass at 41 degrees.

Appearance: A monster three finger head that is billowy, foamy, and creamy. The head, sadly does not have good retention. The head, however did have a lot of lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is a pale yellow with tons of yeast obscuring clarity.The beer has a good amount of carbonation bubbles.

Nose: The malt is slight toasted giving off a mild aroma. The beer presents with more of a fruity hoppy aromas, oranges, lemons, perfumes, and ester. I don't smell any strong aromas, the beer is just mild.

Taste: The taste is primarily perfume, lemons, pine, floral, oranges, esters, and hint of pepper. The malt is flimsy and the flavors do not carry over.

Mouth feel of the beer is carbonated, slightly astringent, and slightly warming.

Overall: This beer has potential to be so much more. For a Belgian strong anything, I would expect a punch of flavor exploding on the palate, instead they just meandered aimless. The beer was mild, I did get a pepper note on the tail end of the taste. This beer is just okay.

colts9016, Nov 19, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clean golden amber beer. Has a big frothy white head with plenty of lace. There is a nice sweet apple note in the aroma with some peppery spice in the background. The taste is more herbal/grassy. None of the promised apple sweet notes. Not much of a punch in the finish either. Mouthfeel is a bit watery for all that carbonation. I have grown to expect a lot from any beer with the word Belgian on it. Nice try but it didn't get me out of the station.

ybnorml, Mar 17, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

GRG1313, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

BDeibs, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: yellow color, slightly hazy, nice thick rocky head
S: medium nose, fruity with yeast
T: decent beer, traditional Belgian golden ale taste but could have used a bit more hop bite in the finish - a touch cloying in taste
M: nice rounded, need a bit more carbonation
O: decent beer but needed to be a bit cleaner and more hops

wisrarebeer, May 02, 2011
Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: light yellow, slightly hazy.
S: sweet like cheap beer, white wine, slight booze, slight cotton candy.
T: sugary finish, metallic, boozy, dark fruit, nutty, bready aftertaste once you get past the metal.

I enjoyed the dry finish and intense carbonation. Overall, I think there are better strong pales on the market. However, it is nice to try something different.

XicanoBeerRun, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber in the tall tulip with whipped-cream foam. Quite spritzy on the tongue. A medium body and less fullsome than a lot of these strong Belgian-inspired beers. Some aroma of fruit.

Not much hop flavor, but this has a moderate amount of the Belgian yeasty flavor with a bready taste. Initial sweetness dries out gradually. Some fruitiness that didn't jump out as a particular flavor. This seems a little simple and less interesting than some, but if you're in Utah it's well worth seeking out. I would have to say it's average but quite sippable.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at the Utah Liquor Store in Sugar House. I also saw it at the Utah Beer Cooperative on 3rd West.

mactrail, Dec 30, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml to a pint glass. The beer spent probably close to six months in the cellar/fridge, so that might have adversely affected it.

Appearance: Clear pale gold with a thick pillowy white head

Aroma: Belgian yeast, aromatic hops, and a small hint of alcohol.

Flavor: Sweet, acidic, and vinous. Starts off with belgian yeast and moves into an acidic middle with white grapes and pears. It finishes with an alcoholic punch in the back of the throat, sort of a solvent-esque tinge.

MF: Heavy body but the sweetness makes it drinkable enough. The finish was not as dry as expected in a belgian golden.

ebrauser, Mar 10, 2011
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3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colored beer with an epic tall white colored head.

Clear light scent of honeysuckle malt and powdery yeast. Light coriander scent. Has all the proper smells but it is a little lite on scent.

Starts out mildly sweet with a lite hop bite. Mild coriander taste. Powdery yeast flavor not unlike a sweet roll. Tasty yet it seems a bit light.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty beer that in no way hints at it's strength. Only thing is the beer seems a little light for the style. Perhaps my taste buds are warped from all the extreme beers I have drank?

This is an excellent beer for a breakfast or fresh fruit dish. In particular this would go perfect on a hot summer day with cold melon.

Zorro, Dec 13, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden color, clear, fluffy white head which reduced to a nice lace hanging on the rim of the glass.

Aroma has hints of hayseed and fresh cut grass
A little on the thin side, slight astringent taste, but sweet and lovely, as well as adequately carbonated.

Slightly solvent like with hints of a floral aroma

Crisp dry finish with a decent mouthfeel for the style.
Overall okay beer. It is a fair interpretation of the style, but lacks the depth of a true golden ale.

deanhead, May 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

doremite, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Irish12, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ChiefHopHead, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

sparx1100, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BentLegBrewer, Jan 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

whartontallboy, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Pens1967, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

einman, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

capuchinpilates, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Sound_Explorer, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

668th Review on BA
Bottle to Flute
25oz

App- A darker yellow with a one finger quick receding head. A nice bit of cling and lace.

Smell- Spicy with a bit of rounded out fruits, reds and greens. A little apple, a little pear. Wasn't overly exciting.

Taste- A lot of Belgian in this glass. It was a bit yeatsy, with some sugars and some finer malts. Again wasn't overly exciting but wasnt a pour either. A bit better than I hoped.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbed. A bit of a yeasty sugary after taste.

Drink- I was impressed with the other bottle of the reserve series I had from squatters and found this in LV. A bit let down, but still better than average

FosterJM, Jul 25, 2011
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Squatters Hell's Keep from Utah Brewers Cooperative
84 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.