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Windvane - Bad Weather Brewing Company

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Windvane
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BA SCORE
86
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bad Weather Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maximum12 on 04-06-2013)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Windvane pours a dark deep reddish color with a huge lacing fluffy head. There is a strong spicy sharp malty aroma. The taste has a big harsh and bold malty backbone, good notes of hops, some earthy flavors. Good body, great feel. Overall its a top notch red ale, bigger flavors.

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From a bottle into an imperial pint glass
A: rich dark red with 3 finger khaki head
S: Nice nose. More earthy than most IPAs, some sweet caramel malts, but then a lot of hops...a little citrus, some spicy notes, and some floral and herbal notes too.
T: Follows the nose, but the resin comes out more. Might be rye that's part of the kind of rough spiciness? Some biscuity malt to balance out the fairly strong hops, but this is on the bitter hoppy side.
M: moderate carbonation, but lively due to the hops; not too smooth, not too chewy.

Overall: There are a lot of good things here, but somehow, it doesn't all add up as perfectly as I thought it might from the nose. It has an edge of rough bitterness that leaves me unsure of what to think...has tasted better to me on tap. I've generally liked what these guys put out, and I'll definitely drink this again, but I won't rush it to the front of the line.

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Windvane from Bad Weather Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.