Lux (Ghost 018) | Adroit Theory Brewing Company

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3.66/5
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9 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
adroit-theory.com

Style: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
9
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SadMachine
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.77/5  rDev +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.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Lux (Ghost 018) from Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 9 ratings