Beer Of The Gods | High & Mighty Beer Co.

Beer Of The GodsBeer Of The Gods
207 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 05-28-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Jayli
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a very hazy LIGHT straw color with a very short but thick bright white head to it. Head retention is quite good leaving a good amount of lacing on the glass. Nose is very yeasty - I am almost pressed to say belgian yeasts, grains, and some lemon zest to it. Taste is of bitter hops up front then moves in to grains, yeast and finishes with a high lemon smack to it. Mouthfeel is a lighter bodied beer, higher carbonation and felt somewhat creamy and chewy at the end. This isn't necessarily Beer of the Gods as advertised, but a drinkable beer that I would choose over a macro anyday.

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Photo of GreatPondBrewer
3.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a rather pedestrian offering. Nothing overly distinctive about the nose, appearance, or flavor. A pale straw color with a rocky white head. Tons of lacing. Nose was zesty with notes of lemon, sharp florals, and a thin estery quality. The taste was slightly skunkish. Had some sharp, biscuity flavor. More lemony sharpness in the middle and a slight toasty end, but certainly nothing distinctive. It really takes a superior effort to rise above the level of the streets for this style.

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Photo of mmmbeer
2.57/5  rDev -20.7%
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 Stockfan42
2.28/5  rDev -29.6%
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 Duhast500
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tasting glass from the tap.

The color was a slightly unfiltered gold, with a white head with did not last too long on top.

The smell was somewhat fruity hints of lemon, and orange, as well as a grassy hoppieness.

The taste was a strong citrus flavor, slightly sweet at first with a hoppy overtone. A bit crisp.

This beer is a good american blond. Not a bad beer if you are into a good blond and is also a good beer for the string time or summer. Light on the ABV.

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Photo of cleeze
3.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance was a slightly hazy golden color. Nice frothy head the sticked around for a quick minute...

Smell was very citrusy. Maybe some lemon with some orange peels. Faint hop aroma

Taste was again citrus. Very crisp. With a nice hop finish. Again very crisp and refreshing.

I think I could probablt suck back a few of these on a hot summer day.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.45/5  rDev -24.4%
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 WillieMoe
3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light, slightly hazy, golden color with minimal, quick fading head.

The aroma is mild, with heavy yeast accents.

The taste is much like the smell, with nothing really standing out. Its bland even for a blonde. Has a very bitter-sour finish, that I found to bw not all that pleasant.

Overall, not something I'd probably drink again.

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Photo of Hautacam
3.99/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Sept '08
Hazy , light gold with a small white head that drops quickly to a collar.
Smell is grassy, herbal and earthy.
Taste is fresh, semi tart, lemony, grassy hops with a light wheat backdrop. There is a hint of bubblegum...not sweet at all, though , with a crisp , dry finish. Slight yeasty flavor. All together a good mix , but you've got to like bitter.
Light to medium body. good carbonation.
This was an easy bomber to get through; very drinkable, and paired well with Tarentaise cheese.

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Photo of WesWes
2.72/5  rDev -16%
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 SamMiller0
2.9/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy, almost cloudy yellow color with a bright white head. The head retreats quickly and leaves a small amount of lacing.

Smell: Not a lot of aroma, maybe a trace of hops and some citrus.

Taste: average, nothing special. Certainly does not live up to its name. It seems like a confused beer.

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Photo of sholland119
2.48/5  rDev -23.5%
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 smcolw
3.77/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy (like a hefeweizen) and straw yellow color. Tight, bright white head that recedes in a rocky fashion but leaves little lace.

Better hop than expected in the nose; some mild pale malt aroma as well. Very attractive and inviting (and surprising).

This is something of a hop bomb. Creamy body with a high level of carbonation. The initial flavor is of lighter colored grains, but the hop bitterness quickly takes over a strong peppery spice.

Frankly, looking at the overall score before trying this, I expected far less. To me, this is a solid beer with a lot of flavor.

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Photo of sstackho
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle purchased for $4.50 from Bauer Wines in Boston. Pours a just-opaque light gold with a fluffy head. Gentle hop aroma. Flavour is uninspiring and light. Starts off a bit empty upfront, though it does make its way to a decent mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice lacing.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.7/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 650ml bottle, with bottled on 6/18/2008 on the label, served in a pint glass. Hazy yellow color, thick white head, little bit of lacing. Aroma of mostly citrus, with a little bit of grain. Grapefruit taste, not much else there. Pleasant enough, but not outstanding.

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Photo of GreenCard
3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Not sure if this is the same beer as is brewed in the US. On this label it says that it is "fermented in England as an ale". I purchased this from Sainsbury's in Bournemouth. It's in a 500 ml bottle as opposed to the one pictured here and it's labeled as 4.5%. Judging by some of the other reviews, it MUST be a slightly different.]

Appearance: deep gold, great clarity, thick layer of yellowy bubbly foam that turns rocky as it subsides to a thin froth

Aroma: luscious honey, malt, fresh hop cones, green grass, and lemons

Flavor: medium sweet malt backbone with a mellow hop bitterness to balance it out smoothly; touches of herbal hop flavor, wheat, and lemon rind; finishes dryish with a lingering bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, pert carbonation, crisp

Other comments: I don't get the point of this "high concept" beer. It's decent enough, though.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.16/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I received this one if a BIF a while back, and have seen the less then glowing reviews on this one, but I really did not think it was all that bad. I poured the twelve ounce bottle into a snifter straight out of the fridge and let it warm up in the glass. Nice dirty pale, golden yellow, with lots of haze and cloudiness. A good sized two inch head of white foam then came over the top and settled down slowly leaving behind some nice side glass lace. Good amount of carbonation streaking skyward.

The aroma was rather light, but not terrible. Light grains and a touch of yeast, nothing terribly special, but not bad. Light peach aroma maybe and a hint of biscuit. The flavor was much more of the same, not bland as much as unspectacular. Grains and biscuit dominated, it was essentially a nice malt focused beer. Light fruitiness in the finish, but again nothing really standing out terribly. Overall not bad though and it went down easy enough, with no hint of the ABV at all.

I cannot say I would slam this beer, but I probably would not buy it again. Really uninteresting and not a whole lot going on at all really. Still there are worse ones out there for sure.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Moan and Dove. The drink settled with a pale gold color with creamy lacing and thin head. The aromas had a slight chilled hint to it of mixed grains, hops and florals. The taste was decently bitter-sour in balance with a generally floral flavoring. The carbonation was the best part of the drink as it was crisp up until near the end. Overall, decent blonde.

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Photo of currysage1
3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this bottle direct from the brewery, the day after bottling. Hard pour into a snifter produces a inch of soapy white head that falls quickly to a decent coating. Cloudy non descript yellow.

Smell is very minimal, some belgian sweetness with citrus notes, candy sugars, light fruits.

Taste is not all that bad, a little bitter not in a normal way, definate clean grain flavors, not overly Belgian in the flavor though. Honestly it is a very underwhelming Blonde.

Mouthfeel is good, nice thinness to it with some body, carbonation is good, but it doesn't leave me wanting for another, wouldn't mind not finishing this one actually. But I will.

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Photo of SirSaranac
2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, with a name like "Beer of the Gods", they have made a bold claim. Lets see how this divine brew holds up...

A- An odd bright yellow... nice so lacing. Unimpressed.

S- Malty... slightly hoppy... rather one dimensional and weak.

T/M- Sligh lemon zest... peppery.... decent malt backbone. Nothing too complex or strong. Odd bitter herbal finish. Light body... med carb.

D- Ehhh, far from Godly.

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Photo of albern
2.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not sure about this beer. It pours a rather pale orange, plenty hazy, with a moderate amount of carbonation. There isn't much head, retention, or lacing to speak of. The aroma is the high point in that you'll get some lemony notes, hop esters, and a malty pils characteristic. The taste is a bit off. There is a lemony bite right off the bat, with more bittering and acrid notes coming through at the finish. The beer tilts on the dry side, watery, thin, perhaps with a bit of sharp citrusy lemon zing. It's not that interesting, and I'm not sure what's supposed to be going on with this beer. There are some very subtle but harsh citrusy notes lurking in the background too. The aftertaste is a bit much as well. This is a one and done for me. Perhaps as a beer to refresh and cool on a hot summer day this might work out better, but sampling this in February in New England just doesn't cut it.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clouded gold. White head that falls to nothing eventually. Nose is a metallic and citrus mix. There's an odd funk to it. Flavor is...not good. Ack. Pasty dough with an acrid lemon hit. Just does nothing for me. Feel is okay. Overall this is not very drinkable. I can't suggest it and I would never go back to it again.

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Photo of williamherbert
2.71/5  rDev -16.4%
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 Rudgers73
2.63/5  rDev -18.8%
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 ksbrainard
3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours pretty clear, although unfiltered. Color is a pale gold/yellow. It has a good head on it that lasts the whole glass. Little effervescent bubbles make their way upward the whole time.

Smell: Smells grainy. There is a noble hop aroma. A little green apple smell.

Taste: POW! go the hops. Super grassy bitter. The malt is subtle, a little sweet, but it is hard to detect beyond the absurd hoppiness. This is almost to the point of pain it has so many hops in it. Fortunately, I really like hoppy beers, so I view this as a pretty good thing for the most part.

Mouthfeel: All I can feel is the tangy bite of bitter hops. OK, I can also tell that this has a medium to light body, once the hop flavor from a sip wears away.

Drinkability: I like this one, but I don't think it is for everyone. It would probably be hard to take more than one or two of these at a time.

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Beer Of The Gods from High & Mighty Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 207 ratings
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