St.Eadman (Brew House Rarities) - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Arithmeticus:
3.13/5 rDev -18.3%
Poured chilled in ale glass
A: dark brownish red; one-finger head; good carb stream
S: Spritelike; metal aroma; not very appealing
T: Lambic quality; malty, not hoppy; something close to a Euro strong, with the booziness to match
Despite the lackluster flavor, this proved a really fantastic experience, mainly because of the distinctive character
02-25-2013 00:35:49 | More by Arithmeticus
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +4.4%
I got to try this puppy stright from the tap at the Flying DOg Brewery after the tour. I was eager to try this one as it is a rareity. I didn't think they bottled this but judging from the only other reivew I guess they do. The St. Edman's tap was labeled as no.009.
I like Belgians personally so this was another plus. It pour dark, very dark but no as dark as a stout. Had a mix of brown in thrown together with black. No too much head at the top. Upon first wiff you defintely get a sense of the Belgian yeast notes which give off a fruity scent. It's not the typical citrus belgian note, but more of a darker fruit type, raisin/plum. Slightly bitter upon the tasting but similiar to other belgian beers with respect to fruit notes. It's strays from the normal ipas and seems to have a lower bitterness than the other they produce.
I wish I could get my hands on a few bottles of this for further review, but was limited to a sampling. 10% abv is a heavy hitter so you will be aware of the alcohol content in the beer. I bought a growler at the brewery but since it's a rareity they would not let me fill it up with this batch.
11-22-2012 16:05:53 | More by Ryanm1
2.43/5 rDev -36.6%
S: Fruity esters, rich figs, brown sugar, dates, raisin bread, slight phenolics
L: Brown, slightly opaque, carbonated light tan head that dissipates to a bubbly surface.
T: Fruity, dark fruit malt with slight bready sweetness. Earthy, slightly herbal medium bitterness with some deep alcohol warmth. Finishes fairly dry with some slight residual dark fruit.
M: Medium bodied, medium high carbonation, alcohol warming.
Not impressed, very boozy and not very complex. Too bad, i love Ralph Steadman.
03-07-2013 01:50:34 | More by bum732
4/5 rDev +4.4%
This beer reminds me more of a flanders oud bruin. Hazed brown color with a fluffy quick dyeing tan head. Smells vinous with a bit of vinegar and some fruity belgian undertones.
Full body with low amounts of carbonation. A little thin on the finish.Sweet sherry and port like notes up front, faintly woody, with a definitive vinegar taste throughout. Finishes acidic with faint belgian yeast notes and a bit of alcohol heat. Long finish but overall the beer has good balance. Very acidic and again, very flander oud bruin with belgian dark ale notes beneath it all. As an oud bruin this beer is awesome. As a belgian dark ale not so much. But I really feel this beer should be re-categorized.
02-13-2013 05:38:18 | More by jtierney89
3.11/5 rDev -18.8%
Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and no lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with some caramelized malt notes and loads of residual sugars. Taste is also dominated by dark fruit with some plums notes with light unrefined caramelized malt with load of residual sugar. Body is not as full as I would have expected with medium-to-low carbonation and some warming alcohol noticeable. Too unbalanced for my taste with too much residuals sugars and almost no attenuation.
11-05-2013 21:16:04 | More by Phyl21ca
4.35/5 rDev +13.6%
Ba Review #247
Served On: 12/13/2012
Glassware: Flying Dog Tasting Glass
Labeled ABV: 10.0%
Date/ Code: 2012 Release
Had this on tap at the Flying Dog taproom during a recent tour of the brewery.
Look: Arrived fairly dark with a small cap of beige lacing on top. Carbonation level seemed high. Some transparency was noticeable through the ruby red color of the brew.
Smell: Mellow dark fruits and some sweet candied apple and peppery notes.
Taste: First was the dark fruits from the nose mixed with some lighter pear juice notes. The middle seemed to have a slightly earthy and nutty character, maybe from some flavoring hops? Then the finish was more of the fruity sweetness with a slight Belgian twang that lingered. No real clove or spice was present as with most Belgian style beers.
This beer really completed the amazing experience I had touring Flying Dog. Their staff really knew their beers and how each of them were brewed. The tour guide even let the group taste Snake Dog IPA from kettle to keg. I felt that was one of the best parts. You folks have to tour this brewery if ever in the Mid Atlantic area.
12-15-2012 19:03:30 | More by CraftBeerTastic
2.33/5 rDev -39.2%
I was served this beer tonight at a bar in a flying dog goblet. I want to start off by saying that I absolutely love every Belgian beer I've ever drank, which is to say, many, and I also like every other flying dog beer I've ever had, which is also many, so I must say I was very disappointed in this beer.
A: Very dark. Had a strong reddish purple tinge to it. Maybe a finger of head.
S: Smells yeasty, but mostly a strong fruity/grapey smell to it.
T: There's a bit of a yeasty, bitter taste at first, but that quickly gives way to fruity esters. It tastes like a mix of 80% grape kool-aid with 20% cherry cough syrup. LIke seriously I drank it and immediately turned to my girlfriend and said " what the f***, this tastes like grape kool-aid. Try it." And she did and agreed with me completely.
M: Quite sweet. Not too heavy for a 10% ABV brew.
O: Unless you like to mix your beer with grape kool-aid, I would not recommend this beer. I mean I will admit that I have never drank any other beer that tastes like this before-- it is very unique, so if you're like me and you don't want to stop drinking beer until you've tried everything, give it a try, but don't get your hopes up.
11-29-2012 09:20:25 | More by burdgod
St.Eadman (Brew House Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
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