Scary Jesus Rock Star | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pale ale brewed with plentiful amounts of Apricots and Chamomile. A collaboration beer with Chef Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions.

Added by emerge077 on 08-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
232
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
6
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40
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3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmaskell33
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: It pours hazy copper brown releasing streams of bubbles that rush upwards to join a lightly orange tinted 1.5" foam blanket on top. Scores of lighter brown floaties are also suspended throughout the beer.

S: The aromas are somewhat muted with light apricot and chamomile with a hint of caramel and a trace of biscuit.

T: Its creamy, starting with apricot that dissolves into the malt then the chamomile comes forward joined by a moderately high bitterness as the beer moves across the palate. The chamomile is real apparent but it works very well with the apricot and the malt. A light caramel sweetness accents the apricot and chamomile while balancing the hop bitterness. The hop bitterness also highlights some of the chamomile and apricot flavors.

F: The body is just above medium, very creamy with medium soft carbonation.

O: Although the beer is somewhat past its prime and looks gross, it is interesting, fairly well balanced and the various parts work well together.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TurboBrew
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It isn't much of a horizontal when I only have two beers to review as a part of the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody, but every little bit counts.

From the bottle: "Apricot Chamomile Pale Ale"; "A collaboration with Chef Cleetus Friedman".

It was a fresh bottle, but it was getting late & I did not feel like cleaning up any potential messes. As such, I Pop!ped the cap & gave it a very gentle pour. Once it was sufficiently decanted, I conducted an in-glass swirl to raise a brief finger of soapy, tawny head that quickly dissipated into wisps. Color was a tea-like Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a flowery spiciness that I am sure was borne of the chamomile, along with a light apricot fruitiness. Mouthfeel was on the thin side, not watery, per se, but light for the style. The taste was less malty-sweet as opposed to perfume-y. I am unconvinced that chamomile belongs in beer. I have had apricot beers before & I seem to remember at least one other chamomile-infused beer, but this just was not making it for me. Where are the hops? This would be better served as a "Gruit" or an "Herbed/Spiced Ale". I was reminded of chamomile tea, which I do not really like, either. Finish was semi-dry, but how do you quantify a tea-like perfuminess? I was suddenly transported to the main entry at Watt & Shand's with its perfume department. Ugh.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KingBiscuit
2.05/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lobos62
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of szmnnl99
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of q33jeff
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

**
12/16/16

12oz Bottle to tulip glass.

LOOK: brown with slight orange tint.
Globules of sediment. Small off white head, lasts a while.
AROMA: mildly hoppy and fruity. No strong smells.
TASTE: apricot is subtle and chamomile is more subtle which works good for me.
FEEL: Medium body, easy drinking.

I like the the Scary Jesus Rock Star.

**

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Photo of Grupatre
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DangerDawg
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jaypeajus
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Have no idea what chamomile is or tastes like for full disclosure. Looks good, deep Amber thick foamy head retention. Smells different, perhaps that's chamomile..no hops or malts on my nose. A tinge of a peach cobbler whiff. Def reminds me of a peach cobbler on taste as well. Very interesting. Sweet, bit of syrupy character. As the head dies down it still holds pockets of thick head..weird. Overall it's worth a try. I would suppose a tea lover may enjoy this crossover. Nice job, not sure I'd buy a pack for myself tho.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a 16 oz tulip from draft at O'Tooles on November 18, 2016.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Scary Jesus Rock Star from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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