Beer For Hell
Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
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4.03 | pDev: 7.94%
Nov 27, 2022
Mar 02, 2021
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Notes: Although our base Helles Bock was designed simply to pick up notes of whiskey during a rest in oak barrels, our staff just kept going back to the zwickel for after shift beers. They were drawn to the clean malt notes and fruity/boozy mouthfeel. We ordered fewer oak barrels for Beer for Burgers assuming they had drank several barrels of beer. Turns out they drank much less than we thought so we had this extra helles bock left over and we thought we'd share our little slice of hell with you.
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Much like the beer for pizza this one takes you typical helles bock and add some strange bittering hops. While not bad I guess I expected a touch more sweetness like the style has but it's still pretty easy to crush but still strange
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
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Pouring temperature: 45 °F; canning info: n/a
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Reviewed by steveh from Illinois

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L -- Lightly hazy, pale gold with a white head that settles to a decent cap, leaving minimal lacing.

S -- Light, herbal hops; some light DMS; a touch doughy, but no big malt notes.

T -- Herbal hops and DMS up front, light bready malts fighting for recognition, lightly spicy and lightly bitter hops in the finish and aftertaste with some mild citrus in the aftertaste.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft and chewy -- telling us malts are definitely present, body is medium-light to medium.

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I could drink this again.
I've now drank all but one of Off Color's ever-extending series of Beers for ______.
Amazingly for a brewer, Off Color has not beat the joke to death. Their concepts are still funny, their cans are still cute and the beers are still well-crafted. While Off Color may have missed their calling as stand-up comedians, I'm glad they did.

8/18/22 Drank alongside of its brother (Beer for Burgers, a Helles Bock aged in Bourbon Barrels.) And I saw quickly that they were brews from the same parents. Burgers is stronger slightly and smoother. But Hell reminds us that stronger lagers are, well, tempting.

Curiously and Big Picture... Off Color may be the only brewer whose ales I adore (5 cases of Apex as a start), yet whose lagers I also return to often. but let me think about that, before I expound too much.
Apr 10, 2022
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Beer For Hell from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 8 ratings