Beer Of The Gods | High & Mighty Beer Co.

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Beer Of The GodsBeer Of The Gods

Brewed by:
High & Mighty Beer Co.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of Kallessin
1.06/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a very pale yellow with a foamy, fizzy white head. Tons of bubbles floating. The head sticks all over the glass, but not in a good way - almost cobweb like.

The smell is truly atrocious. It really smells like there's something wrong with it. Like a sickly musty lemon with a weird spicy twang - like someone vomited lemon cupcakes.

The taste is very hard to describe - I can't even swallow it - I took a few sips and spit it out. It has the same sickly flavor like musty old wet hay and old lemons with a weird spiciness.

There's no point describing the rest of it, because I really can't drink it.

I feel terrible giving such a bad review, but I can't let this one pass. If I did get a bad bottle, then I apologize to the brewer. Others, be warned before trying this one.

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Photo of maximum12
1.09/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Received this bomber recently in a local-for-local trade from a surely well-meaning BA who shall remain anonymous.

Left the sediment in the bottle as I poured this into two pint glasses for the wife & I, leaving a pale, hazy yellow beer behind. The smell - oh good lord - is truly nauseating. Nobody else mentions it. Perhaps the beer has turned? My wife says is smells like "something I clean up at the hospital".

I must ask what gods the Beer of the Gods was created for, & who they plan on smiting for it. I hate banging the drum on people who are trying to do good things & make good beer, but this is not good. There's a grassy, wheaty overtone to this, followed quickly by that stench.

This is awful. Drain-pour & one of the worst beers I've ever come across. My wife concurs.

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Photo of Phade42
1.76/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

22oz bottle Poured into a pint glass. Drawn in by the name but if this is the beer of the gods, it's the wrong religion for me

Pours looking like gatorade with a tall fluffy head

Aroma of soap... not very appetizing at all. Faint notes of grape

Tastes like stale, limed-up coronas with sweetness up front.

Mouthfeel: Sweet and carbonated, more like soda than beer

I probably wont even finish the one bottle. I'm 3/4 through and it's tough to get through...

Great name, mediocre beer

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Photo of iceball585
1.93/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A- Pale yellow color, cloudy, thin white head cover, lots of tiny carbonation bubbles throughout

S- Grains, pale malts, hops, bready, flowery, bit of citrus

T- Bitter hops, grain, yeast, bready, lemons, salty

M- Light/medium body, fizzy, very bitter taste that lingers

D- Couldn't finish one

This really fits the description of a "fizzy yellow beer". Not quite sure they were going for on this one but to each his own. If this is a Beer of the Gods then I guess a god I am not.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
2.1/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A-Pours a lightly opaque golden color. Frothy head is sleight but leaves some lacing. Apparently the Gods love Bud Light?

S-The scent is a mixture of slight skunkiness mixed with a more common Blonde Ale aroma. Slightly sweet with lemon and grass. A mix between a Macro and an acceptable warm weather beer.

T-The flavor is actually less attractive than the smell. There is a pretty unattractive initial bite. Some of the flavors found in the nose appear on the palate, but the combination of the bite and a violent carbonation attack leaves my tongue sad.

M-Light but the carbonation is too violent. Stings my tongue. I can't really decipher the flavors and let the beer sit on my tongue before the bubbles singe it.

O/D-Thank 'The Gods' I only got a single of this for free essentially. Not good. No redeaming qualities. I have had worse than this, but this is one of the weaker beers I have had in recent memory.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
2.13/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A - hazy pale yellow, with a thick white head that harkens back to its belgian style ancestors, too hazy to note any carbonation

S - a rather dull wheaty aroma, with slight citrus hints

T - wow, way thin, bitter, but not hoppy, more of a mustiness to it, and grassy like a field during a drought

M&D - semi-easy down, but why? not a great brew, too thin on flavor, neede more wheaty citrus too it. what gods are this a beer of?

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Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
2.2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served at about 38F in a nonick pint from a 12 oz amber bottle.

Aroma at the bottle neck was yeasty and sour, stronger nose than I'd expect from a blonde, more like a wit.

Poured cloudy and yellow with slight head, increased aggressiveness of pour to get some more nearly white bubbles, leaving some good lacing.

Musty and yeasty aroma, leads right into the metallic aftertaste. No decent start or finish, goes down lifelessly.

Body is alright, but carbonation is an awkward feeling film and combined with taste, each swallow is unimpressive. The bottle recommended serving cool but not cold, but the flavor only got worse as it warmed in the glass.

Drinkability is poor. I'd have a macro lager before another one of these. This was a sink pour, not because it was particularly foul, but because it was a waste of calories.

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Photo of YonderWanderer
2.28/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Deep Ellum in Allston.

This was billed as a hoppy American Farmhouse ale, and in terms of that style, it fit within the style more or less, however it wasn't overly enjoyable to me. It poured a cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Not an overly strong smell, light hops, a little citrus, but it was hard to detect.

The taste was where this beer disappointed me the most. It was really unbalanced, almost unsure as though whether it wanted to be a hoppy beer or a farmhouse style ale. The hops came through lightly up front but then faded into this really off-flavor astringent taste. The mouthfeel was thin and watery.

Overall, it'd be a drinkable session beer if I enjoyed the taste better. I wouldn't recommend it, but it's worth a try.

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Photo of Stockfan42
2.28/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer of the gods?

I've always wanted to try this as it is called "beer of the gods", and have passed on it many times and finally decided to grab a bomber and give it a shot.

A fogy gold color with a light and creamy head. The head it self does not contain much flavor. Not very sweet, mostly dull and a tiny hint of hops.

The smell is nothing special either. Light hops, little fruity, orange is the strongest point in the aroma.

A very citrusy taste, little bit of bitterness and very much lacking in the fruit that I recall from the aroma. Could probably have added more ingredients to this beer, as there is not that much taste going on.

Pretty light in your mouth, goes down like a carona, not much of an after taste (which isnt suprising because it doesnt have much a drinking taste either). Not something i'd purchase again but it could be quite refreshing on a real hot day.

It is a dark day for the beer gods indeed.

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Photo of Fieldzy27
2.32/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

reviewed from notes

22oz bottle poured into pint glass

A-pours cloudy yellow with sudsy bubbles, Rocky head with great retention. Leaves small soapy bubbles and rings of foamy lace.

S-smells grassy with hints of hops. No real strong discernible smells.

T-Has a fresh clean hoppy zing but no way to tell what hops they are as it fades rather quickly.Not amazing at all and its over in a flash but slightly refreshing.

M-carbonation is a bit excessive and kind of distracts from the beer a bit. Really thin and fizzy.

D-overall cheap and easy drinking. Nothing special but not the worst thing in the world.

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Photo of hero27
2.35/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle.

An obviously filtered pale ale. Yellow, mottled white head.
Musty aroma of corn mash. The flavor is doughy malt and a good amount of yeast. No real hop presence, just a bit of grass in the finish and a slightly metallic aftertaste. Light in body and the mouthfeel is a bit on the chalky side.
Nothing too redeeming for this one. It's somewhat refreshing in the end, but that's all this one really has going for it. I've tried two beers from this brewery to date and they both have been busts for me. Looks like they have some hard work ahead of them...

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Photo of NJpadreFan
2.36/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

High & Mighty- Beer of the Gods

A- Hazy light yellow with the biggest chunkiest head. Thick foamy lacing.
S- Very light hay/ straw with lemon and honey.
T- Sour sugary yeast with hay/ straw and lemon zest. Grassy bitter hops and lemon finish this 1 off.
M- Very sour and tart, lemony, and sugary yet watery and bland in the end.

Overall- Not good, bland yet a lemon sour bitterness comprises this beer.
High & Mighty's worst offering.

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Photo of ppoitras
2.45/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle bought as part of a mixed High & Mighty 6-pack from Ryan & Casey's, Greenfield, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" bright white head over the lightly light golden (yellow?) brew. Head fades at an acceptable pace, with spotty delicate lace. Aroma is minimal, but what is present consists of biscuits, with tinges of fruit and spicing. Taste is in your face bitter upfront, mixed with citrus that soon gives way to the generic bitterness again. Mouthfeel and drinkability are just not where I would hope a saison should be.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.45/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Almost clear, pale amber color. Hoppy nose. Strong carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is unremarkable just some hops. Piney aftertaste. $5.50 for a 22oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

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Photo of deanhead
2.46/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hazy straw color. Nice clingy white head. decent head retention.

Grassy aroma with a slight hint of plastic and band aids.

Taste is somewhat woody. Not oaked, but like green wood, fresh trees. Bitter, with a persimmon like astringency. plastic, hints of DMS.

Mouthfeel is Clingy but finishes dry with hints of acetone.

Not impressed with this beer. It's got man off flavors, marginally drinkable.

Something about this beer rubbed me the wrong way. I would not seek this out again.

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Photo of sholland119
2.48/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A-Pours a clear straw gold with a fluffy white head and nice lacing.

S-Smell is fairly mild but with a bit of grainy malt and some yeasty spice.

T-Pretty bland, even grading on a curve for the style, except for an offputting dishwater finish. Icky.

M-A little bit of bite lingers. Mild carbonated.

D-Drainpour for me, I am sorry to say.


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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.55/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer poured out slightly hazy and yellow, with a three finger head composed of large bubbles. It died down slowly, first to a rocky meringue-like consistency, then a thin layer that left lots of lace on the glass.

Aroma was a little hoppy, with some clean light malts, and a little bready, with hints of lemons. Not bad.

Taste was NOT balanced. There was a high hop bitterness, strong alpha acid character, and somewhere underneath there was some light bready malt, but it was WAY overshadowed by the bitterness. This one left me wanting. It's a good thing I like bitter beers, or it would have been a drain pour.

Mouthfeel was average. Nothing special.

Drinkability... Beer of the Gods this is NOT. I would not recommend this. The only reason I did not give it lower is because I have had a few that REALLY sucked.

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Photo of Brad007
2.55/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very pale, almost blond color with a razor thin head. Aroma is one of malt, somewhat biscuity with little if any hop aroma Taste is very strong and bitter upfront. Almost quite overwhelming. All I can taste at the back of the throat is dryness and hop bitterness. Too overwhelming for me.

Beer of the Gods this ain't..

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Photo of mmmbeer
2.57/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, unfiltered and pasteurized with no freshness date, sampled 4/28/08. The beer pours a hazed whitish-gold, almost artificial in color, with medium carbonation and a bone-white, two-finger head that leaves good lacing. Not much in the aroma besides hops and a lemony character. On the palate, the malts are almost undetectable, and the citric/leafy hops impart a pretty crazy bitterness that rides a lightish, dry body, which has a harsh, bitter finish. As is, almost unbearable, and comes across as an unbalanced homebrew; if more finely-tuned, it could evolve into a nice German pilsner. If you see this one, give it a pass.

P.S.: The brewer at Mayflower informs me that High & Mighty haven't bottled beer in at least a year, so the sample may have had some age on it. And now that I think about it, I don't think the store had too much respect for their limited, room-temperature craft selection. Caveat emptor I suppose.

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Photo of Rudgers73
2.63/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an American pint glass. Straw yellow in color, very cloudy, moderately carbonated. The carbonation contributes to a decent sized white head. Good lacing. I smell citrus, metallic hops, wheat and it smells dry. The beginning of the drink starts with a decent malt character that is followed by a thin, but strong hop flavor. The aftertaste begins to linger with metallic notes. This is forcing the flavor way out of balance. The bitterness continues to accumulate as the drink goes on.

This beer would have been great if it was hopped differently. The malt and body are good, along with smooth, but the hops begin to step on the beer's toes and force the good malt flavor right out the door.

I would like to take the recipe, use a Belgian yeast strain, and dump a bunch of candi sugar into to dry it out into a nice saison.

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Photo of Brew_42
2.64/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this beer with high hopes because it came highly recommended.

A-Pours hazy yellow with almost no head. Not a pretty beer by any means.

S-Smells slightly fruity

T- Light citrus with quite a bit of bitterness. Outside of the bitterness there wasn't much. Not bad but certainly not good.

MF-Dry and crisp.

0-Not a huge fan but my reaction may have been partially affected by the high expectations. I think I may come back to it at some point because I suspect the it may have been a bad keg. One of the things my friend noted when he recommended it was a nice carbonation in the beer which I didn't get at all. This beer seems too well thought of for me to have had such a bad experience. Maybe just a bad keg.

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Photo of vrazionale
2.68/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 fl. oz. bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Bottled on: Sep 02 2009.

A - Light, bright yellow body under a robust but ephemeral head that quickly backs down to a thin, inconsistent layer across the top of the brew.

S - Nothing terribly exciting - just the barebones of brewing: sweet malted barley, lightly fruity (think sweet citrus, lemon, and stone fruit) hops, and the floral and fruity esters given by the ale yeasts. After warming for just five minutes in my glass, the brew takes on a skunkiness that isn't enjoyable and detracts from the overall smell of the brew.

T - Unbalanced, clumsy, and boring. As I noted when commenting on the smell of this brew, the pieces are all there (barley, hops, and yeast), but they don't fit well together. The finish is weak.

M - I don't dig the way the carbonation feels. It's too prickly and rough. This beer's carbonation doesn't help to lift flavors off of the palate - rather, it only makes the beer feel more disjointed.

D - Not worth the money I paid or the title "Beer of the Gods." I find it to be sloppy and unfocused. If you're going to have the swagger to label a beer that you make so confidently, you'd better have much, much more to back it up. Weak showing from High and Mighty.

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Photo of williamherbert
2.71/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is banana yellow with a thick, fluffy head. Cloudy, with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles floating up. Looks like a hefeweizen.

Smells of a mild pilsner. Mildly bitter hops, but also a spicy Belgianish orange peel. Smell is weak. Mix between Belgian ale and mild pils.

Bitterish hops but a stale, musty taste, as if it sat in the cellar too long. Has a dry mahogany flavor. Has an ashtray taste.

Dry and ashy. Has a dry afterfeel. An ashy, bitter hefeweizen. It's a confused beer and not in a great way.

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Photo of WesWes
2.72/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a 1/2" white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pale malt scent along with some bitter hop notes. The yeast also emits some fruity esters as well. The taste is pretty awful. It's really bitter and hard to swallow. It's dry with some nasty yeast off flavors. It's kind of watery in the finish. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. These guys need to readjust their business plan. They need to invest in a filter and they need to invest in some pasteurization. Also, the recipes need work. It's one and done for me.

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Photo of RedChrome
2.72/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pour created a murky dull yellow colored body. A half inch creamy white head vanished rapidly and left a thin slick on top. An average amoutn of very tiny carbonation bubbles can be seen rising in the beer. Lacing rings in glass.

Aroma had a very nice blend of fruit right off the bat. A mixture of white grapes and cisp apples blended with a light raspberry scent. A second whiff had a faint earthy yeast in the back of the nose. Very nice blend finished with a mild hops quality.

Very fruity crisp taste was light but unbalanced on the tongue. A bitter light plastic finish to the very end of each sip was dissapointing. The fruit that started out each sip of apples, grapes, and lemons got overpowered. There is a light yeast aftertaste that develops after a few seconds.

The feel was too perky. A crisp taste and a huge burst of carbonation left this one tingling too much on my tongue.

I cannot recommend this beer. If I had to pair it I would pick a five cheese pizza with fontina and gouda. Leave this one on the shelf in exchange for another in the style.

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