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Widow Maker Black Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: association330 on 06-13-2009)
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Date on the can of 13/11/05... not sure if that's canned on or drink by but either way it's backwards.

Appearance: Black with effervescence stuck to the sides of the glass. Thin cap of light tan foam.

Aroma: Toasty and sweet roasty malt. Very similar in the nose to a brown ale.

Taste: Very light on flavor but not watery, which is a bit of a feat in itself. Starts with some grassy/club soda bitterness paired with underlying dark malt and molasses. The malt doesn't contribute any bitterness, or much flavor for that matter, but is still does its part to enhance the experience. The 5.3% ABV is very believable here. Finish is nearly crisp and the aftertaste is club soda with a hint of something dark.

Mouthfeel: Thin in body with carbonation like pop. Easy drinkability. You could session this, but it'd get boring pretty quick.

Final Thoughts: I expected the name Widow Maker to be on the label of a big imperial stout or triple IPA, so its a bit of a let down to find it on a beer that so lacking in body and flavor. Would I drink it again? Unlikely.

Serving type: can

02-16-2014 22:29:09 | More by JamesMN
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +9%

02-10-2014 21:45:30 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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spikechiquet

Ohio

5/5  rDev +45.3%

02-04-2014 04:17:37 | More by spikechiquet
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-29-2014 02:53:51 | More by DCdevyl78
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-23-2014 03:18:46 | More by cmwilliq
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Asmitty210

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-31-2013 01:21:07 | More by Asmitty210
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Arcous

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-16-2013 20:43:12 | More by Arcous
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ISmith87

Arizona

3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - 4 - Dark almost black beer with a nice medium head that sticks, but is kinda thin. Minimal lacing.
S - 3.5 - Little bit roasty, bread, corn, light coffee.
T - 3.75 - Light coffee, roasty. Bread. Some hop bitterness balances it well.
M - 3.5 - Medium. Alc covered. Aftertaste is like a dark lager or dunkelweisen. Not much just a tiny bit of roastiness.
O - 3.75 - It's pretty good. I'm kinda biased because it's from Michigan's UP.

Serving type: can

12-15-2013 00:33:02 | More by ISmith87
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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-14-2013 00:08:36 | More by Jaysmittyland
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tpeters

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-12-2013 04:27:23 | More by tpeters
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kraticus41

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

12-01-2013 04:51:50 | More by kraticus41
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Reappropriated

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-27-2013 04:09:13 | More by Reappropriated
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-23-2013 21:46:06 | More by Zaphog
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Koopkid

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-26-2013 19:30:21 | More by Koopkid
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waston

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-23-2013 06:22:25 | More by waston
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12.8%

09-17-2013 11:21:41 | More by FlyingHellfish
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Jodawn

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-13-2013 01:28:08 | More by Jodawn
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From an undated 12 oz can purchased in MI last month. Served in a snifter. Pours clear, dark red-brown color, but nearly black in the glass. The medium-size tan head soon reduces to a ring but leaves a coat lacing upon tilting.

S: Lightly sweet with medium roast malts and minimal dark roasted grains. Improves with warming.

T: Sweet upfront but more balanced by the finish. Less dark roasted malt flavor than expected, and probably less than any schwarzbier I've come across. Very lightly smoky with a hint of spicy hops.

M: Light carbonation; medium-light body.

O: Somewhat light American Schwarzbier. As the brewer says, "Don't let its looks deceive you."

Serving type: can

09-13-2013 01:22:38 | More by chinchill
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Peanut2074

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-06-2013 13:31:54 | More by Peanut2074
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MisterFuzz

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-05-2013 00:46:58 | More by MisterFuzz
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-31-2013 23:07:16 | More by tommy5
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-23-2013 13:06:54 | More by JDizzle
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kevinmoe85

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-22-2013 01:23:00 | More by kevinmoe85
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Nyczj

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-20-2013 18:03:15 | More by Nyczj
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Kerrie

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

08-19-2013 00:00:41 | More by Kerrie
Widow Maker Black Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.