Squatters Hell's Keep | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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3.75/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Wasatch on 08-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,591
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
115
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
2
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14
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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a perfectly clear orange amber color with a small white head of foam. The head fades rather fast time to leave a trace of wispy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is huge of a sweet candied sugar smell with a great showing of a lightly toasted malt aroma. Along with these smells comes a good showing of bubblegum and some light fruits, with apple, pear and apricot. There is a little bit of clove and nutmeg as well, and with a hint of banana and herb, the aroma is overall super inviting and delicious.

Taste – The taste begins some of the sweeter flavors that were detected in the nose. Some candied sugar as well as some peach, apricot, and apple are the base of the sweet, which is supported by a nice lightly toasted bready flavor. As the taste advances a big bubblegum and light yeasty tastes come to the tongue and are joined by some of the spice flavors of nutmeg and clove that were present in the nose. Toward the end, some light alcohol and a bit of grain and herb come to the tongue to leave one with a pleasantly warming Belgium ale taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly more crisp with a carbonation level that is normal. For the mix of alcohol, sweet, yeast, spice, and malt the feel is spot on, accentuating everything just right without letting one flavor overpower the taste profile.

Overall – This was a very tasty and enjoyable Belgium strong ale. Reminds me a bit of Delirium Tremens, but a tad bit on the sweeter side. Very tasty!!!

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Photo of B_B
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjdevel
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This has a nice sharp bite upon sip. Smooth and quite sweet, but it does dry out towards the end. Great Belgian Yeast flavors. This was pretty low on carbonation, but very flavorful though.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 3/14/18.

Beautiful on-point hazy Tripel appearance with a gold color, and a big lacey white head.

Big floaty peppery cloudy yeast flavors on the nose, bubble gum, banana, and ethanol. Woo-hoo!

Flavor is grainy to start, followed by equal amounts of banana and ethanol, tailing out with bubble gum and faint peppery yeast, and what seems like suggestions of faint steamed cabbage.

Feel falls flat a bit, pretty watery overall - I could have used more heat and carbonation, would have knocked it out of the park.

Overall a very tasty Belgian Tripel that if I could find it in 6 packs around here I would nab them fast.

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Photo of Kayakguy
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonLWest
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The appearance is a classic golden look, very light and well-carbonated. The aroma is quite nice, smells very rich. Unfortunately that richness just doesn't work for me in the taste. It's very heavy on the clove and sweet, rich maltiness, somewhat of a floral note to it. I don't really enjoy it, but at least it's got a good body to it, and the aftertaste is quite nice.

Maybe I just don't care for the style.

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Photo of darth_punchbowl
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Maybe the cans I got at DABC were a little old or had been stored badly because this ale was incredibly flat tasting, and had only vestiges of the qualities described by other reviewers. But the body had some heft to it anf i am excited to try it again. Date on the bottom of the 12 ouncer said to enjoy by 06/08/18...

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Photo of huthuty
4.62/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium yellow in color
Smells like Belgian malt and spice
Taste is a good balance, often this type of malt can be Overpowering but here it's just enough to have a bite
One of the better beers of the style

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Photo of ERSmarr
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of moundbz
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, golden color. 2/3 inch head of an white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, slight spicy hops, and floral notes. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of Belgian yeast, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, slight spicy hops, slight alcohol, and a hint of floral notes. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden pour with a white one-finger head. Big spicy aroma with clove and yeast standing out. Tastes has biscuit and bread flavors upfront backed by a strong grainy yeast flavor and a hint of clove and pepper in the finish.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a very clear pale gold with a large head. The aroma is huge with clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, banana, and cantaloupe all present. The flavor follows the very clear Belgian yeast bomb route, with banana largest, and plenty of clove, melon, and peanut butter. The mouthfeel is devilishly light with a foamy creamy carbonation. Overall this is an amazing expression of pure yeast flavors with a well hidden ABV. Seems like a baby Tripel - all the flavor with less body and richness. At the price, I find this outstanding.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Clear yellow with a nice thick head and good lacing. Nice sweet smell, pears. The taste is sweet and fruity with apples, pears, lemons. Not a bad Belgian ale.

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Photo of matcris
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A fairly clear, lemon/golden in the glass with a moderate amount of bubbles rising. About a finger of white foamy head that dissipates quickly to a ring. Lots of carbonation when I rock the glass and spotty lacing left down the glass. The aroma is yeasty, candied sugar, tartness, pears, and apricot jam. Some tart apple in the flavor, jam, and light dried fruit. Carbonation is full and body is medium. The beer is quite dry but also just a little of that sticky quality. Overall, just a pleasant brew and you definitely get a Belgian vibe from it.

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Photo of corywalston
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Squatters Hell's Keep from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 115 ratings