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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Added by Todd on 05-28-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of BigCheese
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of IdrinkGas
2/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out with a very light yellow looking body, the head was fluffy and white in color. The retention was decent. The smell of the beer was also very soft and light, not too much on the nose really... other than some light grains. The taste of the beer was light with some grains and citrus notes. The mouthfeel also very light and moderately carbonated. Overall this beer would be best to have in the summer time I think. I can't say I've buy this on again though.

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Photo of TheDudeRules
1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

Photo of OBIrish24
4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

Photo of hoppy4me
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden with some clarity to it. The head is about an inch high that has a very light frothy texture.

Aroma: Lemon zest, citrusy hops with a dryness in the nose. There is a twinge of honey way in the back and a touch of floralness. A very slight bit of spice in the end.

Taste: It's very crisp with a solid floral hop bite on the palate. Notes of lemon zest, corriender with touches of citrus hops.

Notes: This one is tasty the dry finish fits the style very well. Cheers.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Love the beers that throw style guidelines out the window. Some sediment on the bottom of the bottle, which we added a few drops into our sample. Pale yellow color with some yeasty haze and a good amount of lace. Clean graini- ness, dried grass, lemony herbal hop and a touch of yeast in the nose. Clean, dry malt palate on a dainty, smooth body. Hops are more flavor-forward than bitter; heavy tone of wild herbs compliments the dryness of the malt. Bit of yeast, though still very clean. This one screams “session beer”—a great pick for something light yet still packed with flavor.

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Photo of doof116
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of trisweb
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Nordicsk8er
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of Lawnboy33
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of CheezyBlaster
3.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Smells like funk, lemon-zest, soapy, a bit of a "beery" sniff too.

Bitter and funky crossed with that old "cat-pee" and skunked flavor to start, however, flavors really dissipate after a few slugs and you get a sour/soapy tongue for the rest of the brew. Snappy sour hops in the finish help the thing go down. Something is really missing here.

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Photo of dragonWhale
2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Free beer is always good, right?
Golden haze fills the glass, a minute head dissipates quickly. Aromas of some barley and yeast, noble hops? Reminds me of a euro lager more than a Blond ale. Either way, everything on the nose is subtle and inoffensive.
Light, a touch starchy, grainy. Little hop character. Fine.
A little body for the style listed here, but, eh.
This was a fine free beer, but I wouldn't pay for one.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.77/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am surprised to see this listed as an American Blonde, for it is not in my eyes. H/M's website says "German style" beer, for what it's worth with some noble hops in there. so...

Golden color and a bit light at that. Nice head building here. Foamy, somewhat dense with loose bubbles. Lacing is slick and thin

Hops aroma--light. Noble and zesty. Some malt, some spice, but not much. A thirst quencher, this could be.

Yeups. This isn't a heavenly beer, but it's pretty good. The malt is there to provide some sweetness to keep the modest amount of (good) hops at bay. Zesty and dry. Some spice on the end. Very drinkable. Light and refreshing

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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 twelvsies
4.1/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer many times but for some reason have not yet gotten around to writing down any thoughts. Anywho...

Pours an ever so slightly hazy golden color, pretty with a nice white head with some nice staying action, particularly for a beer of this style (light). Nose of hay, light hops, some lemon, kind of "farmhousey". Lots of rustic in the flavor - definitely modeled after some of the better farmhouse ales out there, just nice and fresh, plenty of dry musty flavors yet nice and grassy, touch of citrus and a nice pale malt profile. Smooth and drinkable, certainly a session beer, uber quenching on this ballsoaker of a summer day. Seems like a lot of people have misunderstood this beer or perhaps the style altogether, but more people should embrace the light and subtle flavors of this well crafted ale, which is actually rather lager-y. Tasty.

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

Pours a hazy, pale yellow with a 3-finger, white head that falls quickly to a thick cover while leaving spots of lace.

The smell is a strong scent of lemon zest and some light, sweet malt.

The taste is much like the aroma ending with a dose of bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is light and decently carbonated.

Overall: Surprisingly decent for a low ABV beer that is, likely, over a year old. I'm not a big fan of other H&M beers that I've had but I bet that this is very nice the fresher you get it.

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Photo of mechamifune
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this on a whim during a beer trip in the NE. Had no idea what the style was upon purchasing, but figured with a name like this it had to be a larger style.

Turns out I was quite wrong.

Appearance is yellow and slightly cloudy. Slight white head. Decent sense of lacing and carbonation, just not really digging the cloudiness for the style.

Smell is very much like an adjunct lager. A little bit of a lemon note in there. No real hops to speak of. Not a particularly pleasant smell.

Taste is a little bit better than the smell.... a little lemony and a litte grassy.... but mostly a grain/adjunct taste. Not terrible for the style, just not inspiring in the least.

Mouthfeel is heavily carbonated and fizzy, to the degree where is makes the beer feel a little heavier than it should. Still, I wouldn't define it as hard to drink.

This is a slight step up from an adjunct lager, nothing "off" about it per se, its just completely underwhelming. Beer of the gods it is not.

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Photo of dizknee24
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

lame yellow fizzy beer in a bomber.

Smell of stale hops. I am not impressed.

Tastes like it smells. Again not impressed.


awesome name that sets a expectations so high that this beer cannot compete. this beer should be called beer of the peasants. its not worthy of this name and i feel bad for anyone else who picks this up.

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

a careful pour produces a slightly hazy golden straw color with a dense pure white head that retains and laces pretty well.

aroma is grassy with lemon pepper and light grains and biscuity malts, and some yeastiness. not terribly aromatic.

grassy hops dominate with plenty of doughy biscuit and cereal grains behind that, and a lot of yeasty flavors. not sure what they were going for here, but its nothing special, thats for sure, it kinda seems like an incomplete recipe.

rather light bodied, but a touch of resin left behind makes the bitterness stick around awhile instead of finishing clean.

eh. drinks ok. no terrible qualities, but nothing far above average either, and as a sum of its parts, it still falls short.

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Photo of bigkamp
2.73/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a 22 oz. bottle into a 24 oz. Tulip glass.

A- Poured a translucent amber yellow that settled with a huge head. Head held at the center of the glass after the outside dissipated. Quite a nice look in this glass.

S-Very grassy smell. Strong and Pungent. I was taken aback by the grassy smell.

T- spicy flavor that is a little bumpy. Not the smoothest flavor. Unbalanced.

M-fades quickly but bites with a carbonated aftertaste. I could not finish this beer.

I love this brewing compnay, but I would much prefer Purity of Essence if I wanted to enjoy a carbonated lager. Price is nice $4.99 for a 22 oz. bomber.

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Beer Of The Gods from High & Mighty Beer Co.
3.22 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
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