Forsaken - Evil Genius Beer Company
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.01/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours an orange amber color with a 1.5 finger white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to give a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of caramel and some lighter notes of a roasted malt. Mixed with these are some aromas of a hoppy nature. While light, the citrus and floral aromas blend well with the sweeter aromas.
Taste – The taste begins with a mix of some bready and light caramel flavors and a lemon citrus hop taste. As the taste advances the breadiness and caramel fade with a light grapefruit taste entering in the middle. More toward the middle to the end the sweeter and breadier flavors get very weak and bitter hop flavors of a more citrus and herbal nature come to the tongue. With the loss in sweet and breadiness the body is quite light and the hop flavors leave a quite bitter citrus and herbal flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer initially is rather average in its creaminess with a carbonation level that is also very average. More toward the later portions of the taste, with the loss of the bready malt and sweet flavors the taste takes on a rather watery feel, not complimenting the hop flavors at the end very well.
Overall – The weak mouthfeel with the long bittering hop taste left in the tongue at the end of the taste really pulls away from the rather easy drinking and balanced flavors more upfront in the taste. I would likely pass on this one.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2013 02:24:36 | More by Darkmagus82
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2.39/5 rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
A: The glass pours with almost 80% foam. After it settles to a few ounces of beer and three finger of tan head we can see a hazy, medium copper beer.
S: This beer has an odd, medium citrus hops aroma that seems to starts off with a moderate amount of a plastic to almost chile pepper like notes. Fortunately some more Simcoe-like hops aromas come through with notes of citrus and onion alone with a pine-like hops aroma. There is a medium toasty malt aroma with a light caramel sweetness. On the whole the hops aroma isn't bad but it fades but the phenols are distracting.
T: The first impression is that it tastes more like an English IPA than an American ale with a lot less hops flavor but more yeast character. Then a spicy phenol starts to come through that explains what was going on with the plastic off-note in the nose. The fruity hops are aromas don't carry into the beer like they do in the nose. There is some caramel malt support and the balance is moderately bitter.
O: There is a lot to like about the base components of the beer and I'd try it if I came across a fresh batch but I won't be seeking it out either. It pours and smells like an over-carbonated, possibly infected beer and is no surprise that it tastes like one too.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 02:04:40 | More by MadScientist
3.04/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
The aroma is weak, nuts, dirt, light caramel. The appearance is hazy but translucent amber color, off-white head. The flavor is nuts, dusty, light caramel, odd sort of hoppiness. It’s like a bad brown ale. The finish is nuts, odd noble hop bitterness. Medium in body. Not something I would seek out.
Serving type: on-tap
12-07-2013 21:04:12 | More by jbaker67
3.73/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a hazy orange-brown, moderately carbonated, finger-thick beige foam leaving a slight lacing.
S: Light yet floral hops are forward, combines with the mild malt notes for a pleasant sweetness.
T: Moderate yet mild malt characteristics hit the palate first, with well-balanced piney/bitter/tangy hops progressing through the finish, with a light piney bitterness that lingers.
O: Rather successful foray into imposing more dynamic hops into an amber/brown ale. While the bitters in an amber ale can be quite pleasing in their own right, the floral hops give this one a little unique edge.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2013 23:36:35 | More by weller1js
Forsaken from Evil Genius Beer Company
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