Imaginary Friend | Only Child Brewing Company

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Imaginary FriendImaginary Friend

Brewed by:
Only Child Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 10-05-2013

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of KTCamm
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1/3...pours very dark brown with foamy off white head. Active fizzy bubbles on the pour. Aroma has notes of char, pine, wheat, coffee - an interesting blend. Heavy carbonation from the onset, serving to drown out the flavor. Clean roasted flavor, but a little off and overall hard to get past the carbonation. A shame.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mstanczak
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Tanktizzo
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Kevinpitts
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ralerwen
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of little_star
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of superdoopersauce
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Inglewood
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of NorthSideSean
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Farnswurth
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of oldvines
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of EmpireStrikesBock
2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An interesting beer, but pretty underwhelmed by this.

In terms of appearance, I think it's the beer's strength, very dark with hints of brownish almost reddish tinges. It had the color of a stout. It retained a nutty-white head that lingered (granted, I drank it out of a Hofbrau weissbier glass and the top might have been too narrow).

The smell was nothing to write about really. (I had a cold at the time). It was dry, and that is all I can say.

Taste-wise it was heavily hopped for a wheat beer, but compared to other dark wheat ales I wasn't left with any lasting impression of real hoppiness (which they claim to have).
A dry, nutty taste was left in my mouth but it didn't linger.

Mouthfeel was smooth, thin. Again, one can make comparisons to a dry stout or poorly-made porter. Low carbonation.

I didn't enjoy this beer that much. That being said, they are a young brewery and I will likely try their other beers.

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Photo of jabo134
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Imaginary Friend from Only Child Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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