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Boatswain H.L.V. Ale (Heavy Lift Vessel) - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Boatswain H.L.V. Ale (Heavy Lift Vessel)Boatswain H.L.V. Ale (Heavy Lift Vessel)

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BA SCORE
75
okay

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smcolw on 12-17-2011

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Photo of BcOneSeven
2.17/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

If I mixed real beer with half crappy beer this is what I would expect.

Photo of MikeWade
2.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
2.92/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2.29 bomber from Trader Joe's, one of a triplet I brought home (along with Chocolate Stout and Double I.P.A.). It's been two strikes for Minhas so far, let's see how HLV stacks up.

Pours a dark, dark brown into pilsner glass, with tons of carbonation, like the Chocolate Stout. Looks more like soda pop than beer, except for the large, thick, creamy head. Pretty awesome retention. I let it warm for a bit. No lacing. The carbonation settles, letting an orange/brown color shine through. Dozens of small bubbles slowly make their way upwards through the brew. If anything, HLV is pretty attractive looking. Looks thick.

Smell is malt. Sweet.

Taste is, yep, sweet malt, some booze, and a hop bite on the back end. Mouthfeel is thick, much thicker than their stout.

Finally a winner from Minhas. Not earth-shaking, and not something I'm going to go around singing the praises of, but 2.29 gets you a damn fine ale here.

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dicers
3.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewMaven
3.41/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not bad for a $2.29 bomber..Tastes like a bock with some hops added.

Photo of hophugger
3.16/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kraticus41
2.25/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not a fan of the style, drain pour worthy.

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2.25/5  rDev -31%

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3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of doom_deluise
3.14/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.6/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours an almost opaque super dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, brown sugar, candied citrus zest, and intense metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer with a surprisingly nice aroma, but the metallic flavors I am getting are really odd and pretty much ruin the drinkability for me.

Serving type: bottle.

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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3/5  rDev -8%

Mild spiciness

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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Boatswain H.L.V. Ale (Heavy Lift Vessel) from Minhas Craft Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.