L.S.D. | Indeed Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by joh02034 on 05-21-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
147
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
50.14%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by zeledonia:
Photo of zeledonia
2.36/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

Everything I've had from Indeed has impressed me, though this one strikes me as more adventurous than most of their offerings. Tasted 9 November 2013.

Pours medium orange amber, clear, with about 2 fingers of yellow-orange off-white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Smell is an assault of lavender. Smells like my lavender bath soap. I'll take their word that there's honey and dates in there, because I can't get more than the faintest hint of either.

Taste is similar, but worse. There is just way way way too much lavender in this beer. Everything else is dancing around the main point. And to be clear, I like lavender, like the smell, like the taste in the appropriate quantities. But here it's a barrage, and its taste in the latter part is overpoweringly herbal. The honey does come through to provide what would be balance, except that there's no balancing this, it's off the rails.

Feel is fine. Medium-bodied, lasting (though I wish it weren't). Carbonation on the right level.

This is by far the worst of Indeed's beers that I've had. And I wonder if they brewed a test batch of this, because if they had, I think they'd have dropped the lavender by about 75%. I'm trying to mentally do that, and it seems like it'd be an interesting beer. As it is, it's a serious lavender bomb, and I do not like it.

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Photo of Schlais
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold with a thin, light tan head that fades fast.
The aroma is lavender, floral, honey and a touch of citrus.
Taste is dominated by lavender with a touch of honey and citrus and a bitter finish with a hint of dank.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
Too much lavender for me.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Photo of bsp77
4.26/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Cloudy burnt orange with moderate off-white head.

Smell: Lavender galore, with some mead and light fruitiness (dates?).

Taste: Strong mead base, with crazy lavender all over the top. There is a very light sweet core that I guess is the dates, but the lavender and honey are dominant. Herbal finish.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, light mead-like body, surprisingly dry finish.

Overall: This is much, much better than I ever would have expected. While Indeed calls this a Honey Ale, I have dubbed it a Lavender Braggot. Never would have thought that would be good.

By the way, the 1 star "had" is why I wish everyone had to actually write a review, instead of just lazily saying they hate it.

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Photo of pat61
4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy amber, finely bubbled head, 2” off white with a slight orange tinted foam cap, collapses to a thick film, ¼” – ½” inches.
S: Opens with a definite lavender, honey and date nose – the honey is sunflower honey, very floral smelling beer and the scent carries.
T: Honey, lavender, dates over bread, biscuit – several layers.
F: Very creamy smooth, soft in the mouth, with a medium body and carbonation.
O: An unusual beer but refreshing and very drinkable.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a waxed 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge four finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing on the glass.

Smell: On of the strangest and interesting aromas I've smelled. Very floral and herbal with nice fruit esters. Big hints of the lavender flower. Sweet fruity hints of mango, peach, lemons, orange, apricot, and light grapefruit. Sweet hints of the sunflower honey. Dark fruit hints of dates, plum, and raisin. Bready malt presence that gives a biscuity aroma just like a loaf of spiced herb bread. Hints of caramel, yeast, and dough. A really wild and trippy aroma.

Taste: Like the interesting nose hints, a fairly sweet and spicy bready taste with fruit esters. Very floral and herbal upfront with big notes of lavender flowers and sweet sunflower honey. Fruity esters of mango, apricot, peach, lemon, orange, and a little grapefruit. A good dose of dates along with notes of dark plum and raisin. A very malty base with bready flavors that again, taste like a fresh made loaf of spicy herb bread from a bakery. Notes of yeast, biscuit, dough, and a little caramel. Really trippy and good man.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and slightly chewy. Very smooth with no sign of the alcohol. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: Really out of sight man! Fruity taste but it defies the fruit beer category. Really groovy and interesting spicy bready taste. I dig it.

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Photo of jtladner
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of roostor07
1/5  rDev -72.9%

Photo of Torifarbisz
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Snow81
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of spacecake9
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a clear amber color with a 1/2 inch head that settles quickly.
S - The aroma is very different, very floral.
T - My taste buds are confused. Ginger is what I am getting but it's not in this beer. I can't say I'm familiar with the taste of lavender.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - I really like Indeed so I'm always up for trying anything they make. And I love the name. But this one did not work for me.

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Photo of Cooper
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of wyckydsceptre
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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

Photo of Bunuelian
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of morimech
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber color with two fingers of head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

The aroma is certainly interesting. Dates being the most prominent with lavender and honey giving off floral hints. A bready malt base gives a solid foundation.

This is a really dry tasting beer. There are dates in the front end of the flavor with a potent floral finish. Hardly any sweetness to be found. The honey must of been well fermented out as I get just the slightest hint that it is there at all.

Light to medium body with a somewhat low carbonation. I would of liked a little bit more life from this beer.

Better crafted than a lot of fruit beers. Was not entirely successful to me, but a worthwhile consumption.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of bismarksays
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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L.S.D. from Indeed Brewing Company
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