L.S.D. - Indeed Brewing Company

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L.S.D.L.S.D.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 22.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: joh02034 on 05-21-2013)
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Reviews by zeledonia:
Photo of zeledonia
2.31/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

Everything I've had from Indeed has impressed me, though this one strikes me as more adventurous than most of their offerings. Tasted 9 November 2013.

Pours medium orange amber, clear, with about 2 fingers of yellow-orange off-white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Smell is an assault of lavender. Smells like my lavender bath soap. I'll take their word that there's honey and dates in there, because I can't get more than the faintest hint of either.

Taste is similar, but worse. There is just way way way too much lavender in this beer. Everything else is dancing around the main point. And to be clear, I like lavender, like the smell, like the taste in the appropriate quantities. But here it's a barrage, and its taste in the latter part is overpoweringly herbal. The honey does come through to provide what would be balance, except that there's no balancing this, it's off the rails.

Feel is fine. Medium-bodied, lasting (though I wish it weren't). Carbonation on the right level.

This is by far the worst of Indeed's beers that I've had. And I wonder if they brewed a test batch of this, because if they had, I think they'd have dropped the lavender by about 75%. I'm trying to mentally do that, and it seems like it'd be an interesting beer. As it is, it's a serious lavender bomb, and I do not like it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Schlais
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of bsp77
4.26/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Cloudy burnt orange with moderate off-white head.

Smell: Lavender galore, with some mead and light fruitiness (dates?).

Taste: Strong mead base, with crazy lavender all over the top. There is a very light sweet core that I guess is the dates, but the lavender and honey are dominant. Herbal finish.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, light mead-like body, surprisingly dry finish.

Overall: This is much, much than I ever would have expected. While Indeed calls this a Honey Ale, I have dubbed it the Lavender Beer. Never would have thought that would be good.

By the way, the 1 star "had" is why I wish everyone had to actually write a review, instead of just lazily saying they hate it.

Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a waxed 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge four finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing on the glass.

Smell: On of the strangest and interesting aromas I've smelled. Very floral and herbal with nice fruit esters. Big hints of the lavender flower. Sweet fruity hints of mango, peach, lemons, orange, apricot, and light grapefruit. Sweet hints of the sunflower honey. Dark fruit hints of dates, plum, and raisin. Bready malt presence that gives a biscuity aroma just like a loaf of spiced herb bread. Hints of caramel, yeast, and dough. A really wild and trippy aroma.

Taste: Like the interesting nose hints, a fairly sweet and spicy bready taste with fruit esters. Very floral and herbal upfront with big notes of lavender flowers and sweet sunflower honey. Fruity esters of mango, apricot, peach, lemon, orange, and a little grapefruit. A good dose of dates along with notes of dark plum and raisin. A very malty base with bready flavors that again, taste like a fresh made loaf of spicy herb bread from a bakery. Notes of yeast, biscuit, dough, and a little caramel. Really trippy and good man.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and slightly chewy. Very smooth with no sign of the alcohol. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: Really out of sight man! Fruity taste but it defies the fruit beer category. Really groovy and interesting spicy bready taste. I dig it.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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1/5  rDev -70.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of morimech
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber color with two fingers of head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

The aroma is certainly interesting. Dates being the most prominent with lavender and honey giving off floral hints. A bready malt base gives a solid foundation.

This is a really dry tasting beer. There are dates in the front end of the flavor with a potent floral finish. Hardly any sweetness to be found. The honey must of been well fermented out as I get just the slightest hint that it is there at all.

Light to medium body with a somewhat low carbonation. I would of liked a little bit more life from this beer.

Better crafted than a lot of fruit beers. Was not entirely successful to me, but a worthwhile consumption.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mwilbur
4.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear amber hue with 2 inch bubbly off-white head. Good retention...very active carbonation jets continue to feed it. Very faint lacing.
S: Distinct lavender note hits first, then light caramel malt, mildly sweet honey, and a hit of toast/biscuit.
T: Equal parts lavender, honey, and dates seems to hit all at once...takes a bit to sort it out (they are all fairly equal participants). The lavender doesn't dominate and the dates provide a thickening of the backbone...both of which serves the brew very well. Definitely very interesting. I can see where this might not be everyone's cup of tea (or beer as it may), but I quite enjoy it. The lavender provides a nice floral note, the honey a smooth sweetness, and the dates a chewy firmness. It works very, very well for me.
M: Light-medium body. Smooth and sweet throughout. Slightly oily feel.
D: This one was a very pleasant surprise. I wasn't sure what I was getting into with this one. Not very complex...it really is all about the L (Lavender), S (Sunflower honey), and D (Dates). But the end result is a well-balanced brew that just works. A tip of the cap to Indeed.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -11.8%

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L.S.D. from Indeed Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.