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Joan Of Arctic - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GRG1313 on 09-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 3
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up marked down 70%
Though not terribly special, puzzled by the exceedingly low ratings.

The beer has a very nice look and initial head pour that subsides
The beer at proper temp has a faint honey-ish scent, something else that resembles kiwi... Not bad, just faint
Taste holds the honey-green fruit in the fleeting moment it passes the tongue and settles into a bitter fruit lingering on the palette. Also, not horrible and not even bad at that. The mouthfeel is light carb, and is a miss, as a more lively mouthfeel might have made this beer more respectable IMO

I feel at the right price, this beer is ok and not quite the basement level ratings it got. If you find one discounted as I did, give it a whirl for its unusual attempt to use rhubarb and honey.

Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of unclekeith
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

To be fair, this is a very attractive dark amber brew poured in the tall Pilsener glass. The persistent head is a thing of beauty. We'll skip over the rhubarb and honey flavors, since I can't taste them. There is a thickish but pleasant mouthfeel. Some bitterish sensation at the finish that is generically herbal. Maybe a faint fruity flavor of unidentified origin.

If you get over getting your hopes up that this tastes like anything interesting-- it's thoroughly quaffable. I love the idea of rhubarb, which I believe is the state fruit of Alaska. However, for twelve bucks I think Midnight Sun, which I normally am fond of, is getting an Anchorage Brewing attitude.

Photo of Joecaddie
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.19/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ale brews with rhubarb and honey.

Pours a pink toned orange with a fast fading light pink/off white head.

Nose is muted and very light. Hints of light green stone fruit but you really have to search for it. Cold nose is almost non-existent.

Mouthfeel is light carbonation with no brightness but a hint of body. No real character here.

Flavors are simple green herb bitter with nothing much else. Not a hint of honey in nose or mouth and no rhubarb tone whatsoever.

Finish is a vegetal green bitter with not much appeal, although it is long lasting, unfortunately.

Photo of Rutager
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Jeffreytmoore
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of kamikazeokami
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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Joan Of Arctic from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.