Mastodon | Rhinegeist Brewery

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3.94/5
Very Good
51 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
rhinegeist.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Lukass on 03-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,533
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
51
pDev:
7.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Brewstradamus
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of masterofsparks
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REDAMI
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Reddish deep amber pour. Minimal head, disappears quickly.

S - Toffee, bubblegum, dried fruits, bready malts, slight metallic hints.

T - A touch of alcohol on the front end, followed by dark fruits, bubblegum and a brown bread malt profile. A touch of spicy hops.

F - A bit thin for the style, you can feel a touch of the alcohol heat.

Initial impression, it felt like a homebrewer's take on a BSDA. It has all the right kinds of notes and is very drinkable; but you can definitely tell it's not a Belgian beer.

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Photo of nmann08
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstonerock24
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DangerDawg
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Extol
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Eh. It's alright. I just don't think I'm a fan of the style.

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Photo of jsurfs82
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is fairly subtle, alcohol, esters of pear, dark cherry.

Flavor is fairly hot, as well, with light caramel malt and a muddled fruit ester finish.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Bottle.

3.25 A: Clear deep amber brown color. Two fingers of short lived frothy off-white head.

4.25 S: Boozy plum, prune, raisin, tobacco. Light peppery spiciness. Sugary caramel, banana, hints of bubblegum. Complex and powerful, but lacking the fine subtleties of the Belgian brewers.

3.75 T: Taste is good, but not as good as the nose. It's aggressive with less hidden features. Big raisin and plum with peppery spiciness. Caramel and raisin next. Banana underneath it all.

3.75 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light spritziness to it. Mildly boozy with a bitter, more boozy finish. Smooth though.

3.75 D: Decent beer. Not as sophisticated as the best, but just as flavorful.

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Photo of drewone
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rydev24
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mastodon from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 51 ratings