Winter Axis Festivale | Empyrean Brewing Company

Winter Axis FestivaleWinter Axis Festivale
BA SCORE
27.6%
Liked This Beer
3.32 w/ 29 ratings
Winter Axis FestivaleWinter Axis Festivale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
empyreanbrewingco.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bear1964 on 02-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,069
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
29
Liked:
8
Avg:
3.32/5
pDev:
18.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Aoyoc
3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaypeajus
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ahh, I should preface this by saying this was my first drink after a 12 hr drive with 2 kids and inlaws. It was however quite good. Smell and color and head I can't give the best review on because it was out of bottle into a plastic hotel cup. It was quite viscous feeling in my mouth and a very dry but balanced bitter hoppiness. Gives me the impression it would hold a head on its shoulders tho. I'm from Indiana and was lookin forward to some brews from a galaxy far away. Next up zip line porter and kolsch

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in snifter via a friend from work THANKS RANDY!
Pours a cloudy medium amber with a nice head of white dissipating foam that subsides to a thick rin, cloudy layer, and very nice lacing. Nose of citrus zest of oranges and lemons, subtle honey, and light caramel. Flavors follow the nose with sweet honey and lemon/orange zest with a strong astringency note to the lemon. Caramel and lemon fade to an interesting musk melon note on the back with a lightly bittering hop note mixed with lemon notes. Unique. let this warm and be rewarded. It is almost a hybrid between a saison and an amber. Interesting.

Cheers

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours an apple cider vinegar color, 90% opaque. Head is 2 fingers, off-white, leaves tons of lacing behind.

Smells of honey, lemon, mango skins, black cherry, herbs, and roasted malt.

First sip gave me a chunk of something. A rind? A sliver? I dunno. Tastes of vinegar, honey, amber malts, ending on pine and grapefruit lozenge. Actually a lot like Carmex and lemon herbs.

Feel is creamy and medium bodied. Light carbonation, dry finish.

I don't like drinking liquified chapstick. I'll not be having this again.

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Photo of Joe_recker
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 22Blue
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gkjhawk
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: gold with a slight haze, 1” foam cap, off white, lacy.
S: Some fruit and spice, melon, faint cake.
T: spicy, melon to cake. A dash of pepper and then a nice bitter citrus rind finish
M: Creamy, medium body and carbonation. Dries on the finish.
O: I like a little more cowbell in my winter ales but this is drinkable and pleasant.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sprucetip
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Miami66
1/5  rDev -69.9%

Photo of lysergicdream
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of RDW
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of BearMittens
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of futiledevices
4.25/5  rDev +28%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of baxter94
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of ChopsMeister
4.25/5  rDev +28%

Photo of BRClemons
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampling right now on 12/24/13. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Poured a slight hazy amber in color with a very small white head that left good lacing. The aroma is of sweet spices with the cloves standing out. You could taste the various spices including the cloves with a light hint of honey. Actually it is a very good brew and didn't have a harsh bitter aftertaste unlike some other 'winter beers'.

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Winter Axis Festivale from Empyrean Brewing Company
Beer rating: 27.6% out of 100 with 29 ratings
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