King Of The Yahd - Foolproof Brewing Company
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
So glad to be drinking Damase's beers, and now to try his Imperial IPA, and a nice little homage to the Gonzo BBQ cookoffs (hopefully) with the little grill on the bottle.
Pours a decent foamy bubbly slightly creamy 1/4 finger head, not bad for the abv though, fades semi slowly too with a high water mark of lacing and some legs too, a quite hazy candy honey orange colored beer.
Nose is interesting and kinda unique. I get a decent malt character, a mild honey malt even, with a touch of a toasty grainy and even a little crackery malt, hint of candy too, and a little estery booze warmth with touch of papery yeast aroma. HOps are tehre, but not crazy, some mild citrus in there with touch of candied orange peel, a mild juicy fruit almost apricot like stone fruit, hint of what seems to be a big bitter hop base.
Taste has the same base flavors as the aroma but much more pronounced. The malts are still on the mild side, a little honey malt again, mild blond malt with little toasty and more candy like flavors, sweet juicy like malt, but not too sweet either. Booze comes in a bit with some mild warmth and hint of ester character, no yeast flavor at first, but then a touch of a papery yeast flavor later. Hops are decent, a hint of citrus and candied orange peel again, also more of that stone fruit, a juicy apricot, a bit of a fruit smoothie, hint of a tangerine like citrus but very mild, and hint of a spicy hop character. Bitterness is fair and plateaus quickly, no real ramping character. Finish however, dries a bit as it wasn't really sweet to start, but the drying really brings out the bitterness as it really ramps now, a nice spicy hop character with more citrus and a bit of a orange marmalade with orange peel chunks, little grainy cracker malt and strange honey like character lingering, hint of warming booze too.
Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, mild warming booze, decent carb.
Overall not bad, the hop characters could have been a bit more but the bitterness is right on, malts add a decent balance and not too sweet, nice malt character esp that honey malt flavor, the only real issue I found was that light paper like yeast flavor that is mostly background but often pops up to ruin the overall flavor a bit.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 02:02:17 | More by jlindros
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3.26/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A: cloudy; burnt orange; less than a 1 finger egg shell heat that receded in seconds; no lacing;
S: grapefruit, ripe pineapple, and a bit of pear:
T: sweet orange up front; grapefruit rind in mid-palate, adding pineapple in the finish; low to moderated bitterness from mid-palate through the finish; alcohol is well hidden;
M: a little syrupy; light carbonation;
O: not very complex; the mouth feel is a little off for me;;
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2014 08:11:12 | More by HamdenHector
3.38/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz. can served in my Maudite tulip. Pours a hazy burnt orange/carmel hue with a loose, quarter inch off-white head that quickly dissipates into a soapy slick across the center and coalesces into a frothy band around the shoulders. Nose expresses citrus, rind and caramel notes. Taste consistent with nose; however much more muted and the promise of the nose comes off a bit disappointing in the flavor profile - malt and hop bill don't really dominate; however, more carmel than anything else. Finishes with an earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light), with a carbonation that falls just short of lively and a slight oiliness to the texture. Overall, a bit disappointing at the price point ($12.49 for a 4-pack). I want to support local brewers; however, I have to say that I'm pretty much done with these guys between what they are charging and the overall quality of the beers.
Serving type: can
06-08-2014 20:47:49 | More by Jwale73
3.71/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 750ml. bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.
The color is a orange/amber with some yellowish highlights. There is a big head on this beer with about three fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is pretty earthy with some of the Columbus hop aroma being present. The malts have presence here with as well adding to the earthy damp aroma.
The taste has a big push of juicy fruit flavor that seems to hinge on the bitterness that frames this beer throughout. This a touch of grapefruit but it gives into some melon flavor and some bready flavor that leads into the bitterness that comes in at the end to slap this beer down with a loud period.
The feel of this beer is a bit big. There is no denying the alcohol that weights here but does not take away from the drinkability of this beer. It's a pleasure going down.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 05:42:49 | More by Duhast500
King Of The Yahd from Foolproof Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.