Viking Afternoon | Furthermore Beer

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Brewed by:
Furthermore Beer
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dannycohen62 on 03-09-2014

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by jwc215:
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3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep golden with a foamy head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of mild smoked meat, herbal, minty, spicy hops.

The taste is of light smoke that weaves in and out. Herbal/minty character also weaves in and out. A sweet touch in the middle leads to an aspirin-like bitterness in the finish.

It is light-bodied, as intended, I assume. Somewhat fizzy initially, it eventually gives way to a smooth texture.

An "interesting", unique brew. I can see scores varying on this. Not sure that I really loved the smoked meat/minty character combination, but I liked it enough to drink it and enjoy it. Wouldn't seek it out again, but would recommend trying, as there is nothing "wrong" with it - just would depend on the palate/personal taste.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kristenrae8
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of NSXAG
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morimech
1.92/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Terribly flawed. Smell and taste of dish soap. Very little smoke and no hop aroma or flavor. Disappointing, especially considering this is suppose to be a low ABV IPA.

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Photo of emerge077
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft in Spring Green.
Bright gold, sparkling apple juice appearance. Ok retention with a thin lasting surface skim.

Sliced apple and vague citrus in the aroma, kind of mild and not readily identifiable as hoppy.
Taste has a resiny bitterness that lingers, light apple citrus taste up front. Nicely light and drinkable.
Overall it's good, not sure it's a repeat buy though.

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Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of brewmudgeon
1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tumbler.

Would have loved it if the label had mentioned something about the smoke, but, hey, what do I know about marketing or disclosure? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger or so of lightly dirty-white foam. The nose comprises blunt smoke (I'm thinking mesquite, though it's only vaguely characteristic), light menthol, light mint, mild spicy greens, and a touch of Band-Aid. The taste brings in more of the same, the smoke and spicy mint battling for coverage, the smoke usually winning out. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a decent smoked IPA, but one that doesn't juggle the smoke and hops all that well (the completely-forgotten malts are another story altogether) for my tastes.

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Photo of Tone
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops, slight citrus, pine, hint of yeast, and a hint of pale malt. Does not fit the style of a Smoked Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, slight citrus, pine, hint of yeast, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, decent appearance, weak aroma, Smoke is nonexistent in both aroma and body, and not complex.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Photo of aussiebeer
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dannycohen62
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice clean orange with a string of tiny bubbles, thin white cap, and oodles of lacing.

Smells lightly medicinal with a slap of peppermint toothpaste.

Slight malt, plenty of minty hops, tingly menthol, and a spearmint finish.

Crisp, clean, surprisingly enjoyable.

In theory, session IPA's are a fantastic practice they often suck. Furthermore has made an enjoyable, drinkable, non-shitty session IPA with enough hops to say good-day while not making you say good-night.

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Photo of TheSSG
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a soapy, white head that laces nicely. Soft, citrus-floral aroma. Golden clear color. Starts with a nice, fruity bitterness and acidity. Moves into a citrus rind bitterness, then a HUGE wave of smooth malt with a touch of smokiness. Lingering citrus rind bitterness with sweet malt and a floral backing.

This is really nice. It's quite interesting in that it's very floral and fruity, but also very malty. I LOVE a Rauchbier, and this is very subtle on the smoke, but the cherry wood really adds a nice fruitiness with the floral hops and smokey acidity. I like it alot.

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Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Beerjonny82
2.24/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

This was a disappointment. No aroma what so ever, dishwater aftertaste, decent hoppiness, but not enough to balance the dishwater and lack of any hop aroma. Definitely Incomparable to the other session IPA beers out there such as Founders all day or goose island's.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kyle14
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of birchstick
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svyturys30
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drpimento
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Viking Afternoon from Furthermore Beer
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 34 ratings