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Fiction | Rhinegeist Brewery

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3.79/5
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108 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by qcbrewer on 08-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,731
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
108
pDev:
7.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Rufus1
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Twelve ounce can pours a hazy straw colored brew. Big rocky three finger head that dissipates slowly. Slight film remains to the bottom of the glass. Smells of yeast, hoppy citrus with lots of pineapple. Taste is mildly bitter up front and lasts throughout. Grapefruit up first with the lingering bitterness already mentioned. Flavors don't seem to complement each other. Slightly overly carbonated which leaves the beer a little thin and watery. The long lasting bitter aftertaste that lingers far after the drinking definitely does not leave one wanting another.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTbrew32
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prototypic
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 12/14/16. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a light golden with a subtle haze but still has some clarity to it; small white head that fades leaving solid retention and nice lacing. The aromas are very nice. Very bright and vibrant. Lots of ripe tropical fruit. Lots of peach, mango and pineapple. The Belgian characteristics seem almost nonexistent and lost due to the hops, but it still smells great nonetheless. The flavors basically follow the nose. The flavors are hop forward as well. More fresh tropical fruit along with some hints of grapefruit. Some hints of fresh grass in the mix. The Belgian characteristics become a bit more noticeable in the flavor department, especially in the finish. The yeasts give this one a nice sweetness, but it's definitely more bitter than sweet. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with very active carbonation. It's smooth and pretty easy to drink.

This is a great brew. Very nice showcase of hops. The Belgian characteristics might take a backseat, but everything still works. This is possibly the best beer I've had from Rhinegeist, to date.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brew33
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerme626
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the front end I get a smooth apricot and peach flavor before it yields a Belgian yeast. Slightly bitter hops come out before a tea leaf malty backbone. It finishes with more citrus tones. Good stuff!

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light cracker malt, faint yeast, and traces of fruit on the nose. Very light citrus on the tongue, chased quickly by hay and cut grasses. Mild peppery spice and crisp hop bitterness. Pretty good.

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Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONUMello
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A; Slightly hazy pale yellow with a one-finger head that settles to a fine lacing
S: Belgian yeast front and center with light malt, a hint of stone fruit and light hop notes
T: The Belgian yeast again takes center stage with bitter though nondescript hop notes showing along with light stone fruit
M: Light but with distinct bitterness and light but noticeable carbonation
O: Definitely worth a try though there are better examples of the style. Yeast-forward, the support is there but the hops/malt could show more unique notes

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Photo of aprabhu
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jemarent
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachrotc
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwags81
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Fiction from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 108 ratings
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