Midnight Ale | Wicked Beaver Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Beaver Brewing Company
Texas, United States
wickedbeaverbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mora2000 on 07-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
9
Avg:
2.4
pDev:
35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
For Trade:
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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.34/5  rDev +80.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours A perfect midnight black just like the label states. The beer is impenetrable to light and has a nice thick lightly tanned head. The head settles slowly and barely leaves any lacing down the glass.

The nose is nicely smoked malt with a milder than expected hop to it. The nose thinner than I suspected. It is a dry nose.

The taste is nice and crisp and drier than I expected. I is very effervescent and extremely nice. The malt is there but not sweet. There is a tiny hint of sour. Not unpleasant, just enjoyable. The hops are strong but typical American over strong and are nicely balanced with the dryness.

The mouthfeel is decent and is not too watery, just right for this style of beer.

Overall, the taste is very enjoyable and a great pleaser for the palate.

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Photo of vmdominguez
4/5  rDev +66.7%

Photo of XXVII
3.81/5  rDev +58.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received a bottle from a friend at work.

I liked this beer. Has a thin head and smells like fresh ground coffee. Low on carbonation and is slightly thin given the dark appearance. On first gulp I got an immediate taste of toasty hops, then an almost espresso like taste lingered.

Overall I liked this beer and would drink it again. A lot lighter on the palate than what I thought it would be. Nice change of pace for what I normally drink.

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Photo of Wedcat
3.75/5  rDev +56.3%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.5/5  rDev +45.8%

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeverSettle
3.5/5  rDev +45.8%

Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I guess the hint of sour isn't called for in this style, but I like it.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev +35.4%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.09/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Chucker17
3/5  rDev +25%

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev +25%

Photo of brett606
2.95/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I'm on the fence with this beer. The dark malt flavor is good, but there is also a sour flavor that was unexpected. It definitely needs more hops. I get a skunky flavor for a brief moment (like a Mexican lager),but the dark malt powers through it.

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Photo of Danobold
2.86/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mbpike
2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Big_Dave
2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Canti4341
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of wreckem8010
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jheezee
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jzeilinger
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Knapp85
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of millerbuffoon
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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Midnight Ale from Wicked Beaver Brewing Company
2.4 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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