Olive You
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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American Dark Wheat Ale
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5.8%
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3.58 | pDev: 0%
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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
 
Kentucky, United States
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3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the full name is olive you from my head tomatoes. a smoked beer with olives and tomatoes. whoever thought this was a good idea was weirdly right, and while i didnt love the beer really, i sure appreciate the effort. i like the olive and tomato together and i like it with the grain, not this grain, this is a smoked beer and the maltiness here is more like a ham than a beer, but with grain in general, like the potential is there for something kind of cool, even if it isnt all the way realized here. its clearish from the tap and amber colored. i smell a little pickle juice or brine from the olive, green olive for sure, and then the smoke, which is truly meaty, almost greasy even, and overbearing in the taste too. its too much, and i think the subtle ripe acidity of the tomato and dense vegetal nature of the olives are lost to it too much to be fully appreciated. a light wheat base, even a saison or something would be a more agreeable choice for these strange ingredients i think. still, i like the attempt, and these guys continue to be one of the downright weirdest breweries ever, so i am always turned on by their stuff even when i dont totally love the beer. worth a try, but a little bit felt like a lot. they should revisit the olive and tomato thing in a beer that isnt smoked...

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Olive You from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 2 ratings