Lux (Ghost 018)
Adroit Theory Brewing Company

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Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
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3.65 | pDev: 12.05%
Aug 02, 2015
Aug 01, 2014
Notes: Tears, blood, and bone shards attend the transcendental mystery of the Ram. As with every true ritual, the altar is a killing floor. The more sacred the ritual, the more gruesome the blood-letting. We see the Ram as the primordial purging of Evil. Life feeds voraciously on the silence of the dead…
Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

May 23, 2015
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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Decent beer for my first wheat wine. Similar to a barleywine but lacking the bitter hop finish. Nice beer.
May 23, 2015
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Murky light brown, beige frothy head. Biscuit malt, sugar plums, wood chips, brown sugar, wheat, and sickly sweet booze in the nose. Taste follows, hot with booze, way too sweet for style, and yet something about it keep you sipping. Feel is hot, sweet, syrupy, yet robust and heavy as a brick. There is nothing I can point to as a strength, yet I drank the whole thing for what that's worth
Mar 28, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Mar 26, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Mar 05, 2015
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at brewery (Ghost 132):
Pours a dirty water light brown, cloudy, with a nice foamy tan head. The head lasts as it generally does with wheat malt. The nose has some white raisin notes behind a woody, wheat grain bread backbone.

Taste has a biscuity start and also has a woodsy taste with a dry feel. A light raw sugar sweetness comes in with some flowery herb flavors. Date and sugar plum flavors play late on the taste, but all of it is stop a wheat grain base the lasts the whole taste. There is also a woody bitterness that compliments this flavor well. Body is medium to full, and a bit chewy.

I don't feel I could describe this beer well. I enjoyed the flavors but in analysis, at different times it seemed a bit sweet and others the bitterness seemed well-balanced. I definitely should grab another if they produce another batch.

Edit: looks like at least one other batch, Ghost 161, aged in sherry and whiskey barrels. Nose of alcohol do come on over the base beer. Quite sweet, but interestingly so. Reading my original review, I get most of the same sensations, but in general terms, this seems like a BA Barleywine, so if the only consideration is the use of wheat, it's not a surprise. I didn't change any ratings based on the new brew, it's different but no better than what I originally rated.
Feb 14, 2015
Rated: 2.75 by atrocity from Virginia

Aug 01, 2014
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Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 9 ratings