Imaginary Friend
Only Child Brewing Company

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Style:
American Dark Wheat Ale
Ranked #20
ABV:
6%
Score:
81
Ranked #39,023
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 13.11%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
17
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Only Child Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
81
Good
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Reviews by EmpireStrikesBock:
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2.81/5  rDev -19.9%
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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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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Imaginary Friend from Only Child Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 17 ratings