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Heavy Red Horseman | Apocalypse Ale Works

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3.66/5
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17 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Apocalypse Ale Works
Virginia, United States
endofbadbeer.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Scottish Style “Wee Heavy” exhibits three words: BIG, SMOOTH AND MALTY! This ale is deep copper in color with ruby highlights and a creamy head.While you will not pick up any noticeable hop flavor or aroma your tongue will be thrilled with malty sweetness and a hint of smokiness. We take pride in brewing this by classic Scottish brewing techniques that include kettle caramelization and fermentation at 50F degrees for 4 weeks. To be enjoyed with smoked meat, salmon, gouda and swiss with or without a kilt!

Silver Medal 2014 World Beer Cup,
Gold Medal 2014 Virginia Craft Festival.

IBUs: 23

Added by ygtbsm94 on 12-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,325
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
17
pDev:
18.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Huhzubendah
2.58/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA.

Copper body with a thin, tan head. Sweet, malty aroma. Fruity and too sweet. While smooth on the palate, the beer is cloying and unrefined. Weak body with present alcohol. Ripe fruits and alcohol sugars. Not a repeat.

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Photo of JMUduke
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Beejay
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gregaroo
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of illeagle05
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of GrantBrennan
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Smaxy
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of siege06nd
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of 88caprice
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap.

Pours a deep ruby copper. A thin creamy head sticks around the edge.
Smells of deep caramel sweetness with a slightly tangy, metallic edge.
Tastes crazy sweet. Caramelization is working overtime. A noticeable metallic aftertaste with a touch of tartness. Alcohol shows up a bit.
Mouthfeel is thick, and somewhat cloying. Low carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyed it, but probably not a go-to. Could be described as big rather than complex. Strong, one-dimensional flavor that capitalizes on sweet.

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Photo of Nosnhojm20
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of bmjivi221
4.61/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Winfred
4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great scotch ale with fruity aftertaste.

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Photo of mattyjames72
5/5  rDev +36.6%

An incredible wee heavy

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Heavy Red Horseman from Apocalypse Ale Works
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 17 ratings
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