Murderhorn | Backpocket Brewing

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3.75/5
Very Good
27 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backpocket Brewing
Iowa, United States
backpocketbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,108
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
27
pDev:
15.2%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into Ommegang snifter.

Beautiful peach-orange blush; lovely cap of 1 finger with lots of lace. Pleasing to the eyes.

Aroma of fruity yeast phenols - slight spice, some pear halves, slight lemon peel, some grassy pilsner malt, faint grapefruit rind, and slight fruitcake.

What went wrong here? This is really awful. Soggy rotten fruit meets wet bread and grapefruity hop spoilage. I don't think the beer is that old. Alcohol heat and slight canned pear pop up.

Feel is creamy and very carbonated, with lots of alcohol heat but not at like, say, Weyerbacher levels.

Overall, I had high hopes until it met my lips. The drain will get most of this.

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Photo of zeff80
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with a very small, white head. It smelled of banana, clove and sweet caramel. Nice sweet caramel taste with a Belgian spiciness.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opawue straw-orange with a one finfer, creamy white head. Decent carbonation.
Smell of candied fruit and yeast. Carmel malt.
Taste follows nose in which candied, carmelized banana comes out. Good yeast strain in which malt hits hard.
Very smooth with boozy finish.
Underated Belgian.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
2.94/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
2.08/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of sparx1100
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bstoeckel
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenjaGrif
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimNDubuque
2.84/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It's all about the alcohol. If there is a flavor profile my mouth is too numb from alcohol to taste it.

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

Photo of dcotom
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a goblet. Clear, deep golden color, with a two-finger white head that leaves some sticky lacing as it settles. Aromas and flavors as you'd expect from a Belgian witbier or a hefeweizen: yeast, banana, clove, coriander, and a little tart lemon. The alcohol is quite prominent and becomes more so as the beer begins to warm. There is also some sticky tartness on the aftertaste. Not sure how a little age would treat this, but I might give it a try.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - golden color with good skimming, pretty clear and slight bobbles
Smell - sweet yeasty slight banana, very faint.
Taste - taste like a hefe which is fine, banana and clove. Can’t tell the abv
Feel - medium full body and medium slight carb
Overall - if this was actually a hefe I'd rate it in the 4.2 range. Can't really tell the booze is that heavy

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Photo of Stooven
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Unexpectedly tart, which lingers in the aftertaste with a strong whiff of alcohol. Also produces some thick phlegm. Golden as advertised. 12oz bottle from Woodmans in Rockford, into a standard pint glass.

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Photo of StephenM
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip glass
A: pale orange-golden clear, minimal head disappears quickly
S: light fruitiness, alcohol and musk
T: sweet breadlines, banana sweetness, peppery alcohol, light bitterness
M: medium with lingering sweet and bitter feel
O: seems true to the style, reminds me of La Fin du Monde, a tripel, quite a lot

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Photo of vande
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of COR8RFAN
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is Belgian yeast, spices and medium sweetness. The flavor is Belgian yeast, white bread/malts, medium sweetness and a mix of alcohol and slight sourness in the finish.

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Photo of Comern34
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Good flavor. Smooth.

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Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light, sweet, crisp, and flavorful.

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Murderhorn from Backpocket Brewing
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 27 ratings