Hendrix | Cambridge Brewing Company

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3.86/5
Very Good
11 Ratings
HendrixHendrix
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner-style wheat ale, with 100% fresh cucumbers shredded and added to the brew kettle. Refreshing bright fruity and floral notes are augmented by subtle spiciness and botanicals from gin barrel aging.

Added by Britt on 04-26-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
Gots:
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Jsalz21
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gbiello
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 71CrazyOtto
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden/amber color with a 1 finger foamy and fluffy white head with very poor retention, that reduces to nothing very quickly. Some clinging bubbles on the glass, and a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, cucumber, pear, red apple, white grape, juniper, spruce, gin, oak, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with light notes of hay, straw, grass, musty funk, vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/light funky yeast, cucumber, gin barrels, and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, cucumber, pear, red apple, white grape, juniper, spruce, gin, oak, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with light notes of hay, straw, grass, musty funk, vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness and yeast/gin/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lightly tart lemon, lime, cucumber, pear, red apple, white grape, juniper, spruce, gin, oak, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light hay/funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/light funky yeast, cucumber, gin barrels, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy, and lightly acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a very nice fruited wild ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/light funk yeast, cucumber, gin barrels, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mildly acidic/tannic finish. Not as much Brett/Lacto as I would have preferred for the style, but has a pleasant amount. Nice showcase of the cucumber and gin barrels. Solid tartness and nice malt presence, without being sweet. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jlindros
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a mild fizzy head fades instantly, golden hazy

Nose big cucumber, gin, peppery spiced gin, little sweet malt, a little nutty, fruity, toasted wheat and malt

Taste sweet malt, toasted grain wheat, big gin and fruity, generic weird tart fruity somewhat sour, bready doughy funk, some cucumber, peppery spicy gin, little flemmy tart acidity

Mouth is med bod, tart flemmy bit acidic decent but lighter carb

Overall not bad, fun gin and cucumber, decent tart base beer

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of American_Hawk
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Resuin
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours golden, leaves a small had that fades quickly to a thin white layer around the glass.

Nose is malty with honey and some cucumber.

Big cucumber in the taste, with some tartness and mild acidity. Maybe a hint of botanicals but not much gin presence.

Overall, a refreshing, slightly tart, mild beer. The main thing that sticks out is the cucumber.

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Hendrix from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 11 ratings