Winter Axis Festivale | Empyrean Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by Bear1964 on 02-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
17.77%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 6
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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.6%
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 IchLiebeBierZu
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of RDW
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of futiledevices
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
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 jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Cramerican
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Tjvan2
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
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 gkjhawk
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DemoniChris
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Joe_recker
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baxter94
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Aoyoc
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BRClemons
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sprucetip
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Jaypeajus
4/5  rDev +14.6%
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 pascilla
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Miami66
1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of Bear1964
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass with a unfiltered amber glow,fair 2 fingered head that stayed a bit, thin lace hung to the sides nicely. Smell held bread notes with spices such as clove, taste held clove as well with a slight bite and honey undertones. Mouthfeel was nice with a lot going on, wish I had several more to get them all. A nice Amber Ale made for Winter drinking and it fills the bill, it's local to me but I'm not biased, just happy to be able to grab a 6 pack for a Holiday party and support a home town brew.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lysergicdream
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
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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Winter Axis Festivale from Empyrean Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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