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

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Added by Todd on 05-28-2006

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Photo of NEhophead
2.76/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown bottle, served in a snifter.
No best before date.

Watery, straw in color with a somewhat cloudy haze. Dense and rocky, inch-high bright white head that clings to the glass' sides. Walls of condensed lacing with good strength.

Dark, stiff mustiness amid an overspiced pepper and corriander kick. Weakly, unripened fruity esters: lemon, green apple, and melon.

Mild citrus notes: lemon, grapefruit; engulffed by a powdery-sugar sweetness. There's an underlying flavor of rotten fruit joined by a dark bitterness throughout the sip that is quite unpleasant. Strong black pepper and corriander prove too intense for this Saison. An aftertaste of rotten lemons, black pepper, and a biting bitterness.

Light in body; powdery dry, very spicy. This Saison falls short of crisp and refreshing.

A bad American Saison to put it bluntly. Overly spiced, rotted-fruit flavors, and intensely bitter. The best thing about "Beer of the Gods" is that I only picked up one bottle. If this is the beer God's drinking, I'm praying for hell.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an average looking hazy golden colour with an almost non-existent head and no lacing. Nothing bad here, just run of the mill looking (if not a touch watery looking) overall.

The aroma is a bit sweet and a a bit fruity with some grain in the mix. Again, average all around.

The flavour hits on the aromas but is a bit bolder (although not by much). Fruit and sweetness (with some candy notes here not detected in the aroma) still lead the way and a bit of yeast is mixed in as well. Hops and malt are minimally present at best but the overall blend of flavours is still pretty good. Mouthfeel is very light bodied and even a bit too thin at times.

Again, nothing inherently wrong with this one, it's just really, really simple and basically average in all areas. If you want something that's just run of the mill (although why would you?) then this one's for you, but if you're looking for even a hint of bold flavour, look elsewhere.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium gold with pale lemon trim. The manila colored cap peaked at a short two fingers after a spirited pour, yet doesn't appear to be falling very fast despite the loose collection of fragile bubbles on its upper surface. The head actually looks much better as it sits and is beginning to deposit a sticky collar of lace.

I'm unimpressed with the nose, largely because it's too weak by half. What I can appreciate though, doesn't really make me wish that it was more aromatic. Lightly floral hops have the (dim) spotlight and I don't get the sense that there's much else lurking in the shadows.

First of all, the style. Even though the brewery's website says that Beer Of The Gods could be considered a 'German-style farmhouse ale', I don't believe they meant that literally. They describe the beer as a cross between a kolsch and an altbier. To my way of thinking, neither one of those styles is anything like a saison. Now, to taste...

This is definitely a kolsch, although far from a world-class one. Still though, it's far from bad beer. There's an adequate amount of sweetish pils malt that holds down the bottom end, the better to counter what is a pretty impressive amount of noble hoppy bitterness on the top end. The finish, especially, is amazingly biting and dry.

The beer's biggest negative is its simplicity. I know that kolschs aren't paragons of depth and complexity, but still, a little more to chew on (figuratively speaking) wouldn't be such a bad thing. It's still enjoyable though, especially if you need to get your alpha acid schwerve on. The bitterness is cumulative and is beginning to wear on me a bit. More malt is the obvious fix.

I don't drink enough kolschs to have a handle on how this mouthfeel fits in with the usual crowd. It strikes me as a little more full than the average however; along the lines of a pale ale. I don't mind a bit. Nor do I mind the semi-boisterous amount of carbonation that keeps things jumping.

Once I got the whole style thing sorted out, it was much easier to decide how I feel about this High & Mighty offering. While it may not be able to compete with the best that Germany has to offer, this is a better than decent stab at a hoppier-than-hell kolsch. Even though I didn't want it to be lousy beer, I would have loved to have been able to use the line "Beer Of The Gods is really more like Beer Of The Dogs".

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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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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 rousee
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold murky color with a nice thick fresh looking head of hungry wavey bubbles. Good head retention and nice lace left along the sides of the glass.

Bready malty smell with a hint of citrus. Grassy notes also.
Taste is nice for this style. Nothing thats gonna knock your socks off but good.Malty and rich with some hints of grass and lemon .

Nice effervescent quenching mouthfeel. A great Summer beer. Very drinkable also.

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Photo of UnionMade
3.8/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright gold, hazy with the yeast pour. Thick white head lasts and lasts, lacing all over the glass. Floral, noble hops dominate the aroma. Some tutti-frutti esters, mild pale malt base. Definitely german ale inspired. The flavor starts with modestly grainy pils malt, nice and crackly feeling with the carbonation. Lightish bodied, tending towards medium. Slightly doughy, maybe from the yeast. Mild fruitiness, mostly dry pear, not nearly as much as the aroma suggested. Good, solid hop bitterness in the finish. Floral, noble and ever so slightly metallic. Finishes off crisp and dry, just a little bit of pilsy malt aftertaste. Drinks like a kolsch with an alt finish. Quite an easy, late summer sessioner. I like it.

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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 ElGordo
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a bright golden color topped by an ephemeral wisp of creamy white head. Not much aroma - a little mild ale yeast and some lightly sweet malt. Palate is again very delicate - very light sweet malt, a touch of ale yeast, and a barely detectable hint of hops. Body is thin, but not too thin. There's just not much going on here. A good thirst-quencher on a hot night, but not really much taste.

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Photo of neonbrown82
3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is evidently a new beer or a new brewery. None too impressive. This beer just screams average. Not bad, but nothing worth talking about.

The beer pours to a very clear and carbonated yellow color with no head. Like I said, nothing to write home about.

The smell is decent. Very light sweet malt with a bit of a fruity/berry phenol. Very cheap and grainy 6-row aroma.

The taste is just as average. Has the same light sweetness and berry flavor as in the aroma, but the finish has a hint of grape nuts. Like light malt extract syrup. Only a hint of hops.

The mouthfeel is sharp from carbonation. Very light in body. Very light sweetness and bitterness play well together and drop off completely after a brief hint of grape nuts. The only thing this beer has going for it is its ease of consumption.

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Photo of edchicma
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Dirty Truth in Northampton, MA. Appearance was a nice cloudy yellow that had a small head, but decent lacing. Smell improved as the beer warmed...minly light fruity hop notes. Taste was mainly floral..a bit different..more "flowers" than hops. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. At the low abv,,,a decent drinkability factor. A definite summer brew.

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