Baby Genius Ale | Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
bissellbrothers.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hoppy, hazy session beer. Eclectic and crushable.

availability : April through EARLY OCTOBER
ABV: 4% OG: 1.041
Hops: citra, ella, topaz
Malts: Pilsner, Flaked Wheat, Malted Wheat, Vienna, Flaked Oats

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,791
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
441
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
Wants:
37
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88
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 60
Reviews by Mikeypnh:
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4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of csmrx7
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over this is a nice beer. As a session this is really impressive. Body and flavor with a great hop profile is so hard to do with a session and this really hits the mark

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Photo of rudzud
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery on a beerventure through Maine with JLindros. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a standard pint glass a milkshake dark straw hue with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of bright citrus, Nice light grains, fluffy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, Nice blonde notes, good malts. Nice hops, good citrus, light tropical notes, bright, clean.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, crisp.

O - Overall this beer was good, though, the finish was a bit on the bitter side. Semi clashes with the rest of the beer.

Serving Type: On tap

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcorn
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy pale whitish yellow in color with minimal head. Taste is peach and apricot. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter. Amazing all day beer. Wow.

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Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of doremite
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MAbrew88
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kgammell1
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

By the end of the 4-Pack my perception of this beer has completely changed.

L-That hazy, pale yellow color that many purists hate. Great retention from the fluffy white head. Sticky lacing. What you would expect from a good beer.

S - Hops but surprisingly some malt character that sneaks its way in there to differentiate itself from an IPA and firmly root it in the Blonde Ale style. Not as much citrus fruit as tropical fruit like some sweet mango or pineapple. Loads of pineapple.

T - Not a ton of clarity between flavors but they kinda meld together nicely. Very low bitterness but the hops are present. Juicy but not to the point of most NE IPAs. The finishing taste is some bready malt and slightly funky yeast. Love it.

F - Super smooth. Great body from the oats and wheat.

O - Excellent beer that I liked more the last time I had one than the first. If you go in expecting a juicy, hop-bomb IPA you will be surprised. It drinks like a hoppy blonde because that's what it is.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A light, crisp and very easy session that packs a major hoppy punch. Sour notes of citric fruits and earthy dry earthy.. Very pool-side and sessionable complexity makes it a very good choice for summer.

Purchased on 8/10/17 at the Brewery. Long lines. Hung out with Bigfoot.

Sample poured into a BBB sample glass.

A cloudy, straw golden color. High, rocky foam cap. Excellent dissipation.

The aroma has a rather wild, brett-yeast effect, bold, earthy, barnyard style aroma, crispy wheat and hay, peppery and herbal....tangy, zippy and slighty fruity. Nice nose.

Super clean....grains, hay and wheat pop out like crazy at first. Deep, hefeweizen malty and yeasty complexity with some rather bold, earthy and sour hop notes on top of that. Eclectic for sure, easy-breazy drinker but full of flavor.

The feel is very clean, crispy, light and then dry. A lush and full middle with clean edges to finish. Sessionable mouthfeel.

Low abv. Makes this a session, but its light yet exciting vibe brings it to the next level. The flavor speaks for itself.

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Photo of zachpaschal
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into highball glass

A: super murky brackish milky off white yellowish color. Absolutely can not see through this not a bad light head dissipates to a film

S: lots of citrus maybe some pineapple

T: very light taste of the same smells and a lot of cracker saltine taste without the salt on the end

M: fairly full bodied

O: The body on this for being 4% is astonishing its very full and what a heavenly smell. The taste is a little weak but this beer is a month or so past canning maybe not quite a month. This beer has a lot of flavor for a session ale and is worth checking out because it gets over the hurtle of watered down but its other big stumbling block to be sessionable is its expensive so I don't know how sessionable it ends up being.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of digboy
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale yet very cloudy yellow color (almost like white grapefruit juice) with a 2 finger white head that leaves some spotty lacing. It pours with a strong fizz to it as well. This color is just wild! Love it.

Aroma is string with apricot notes blended with a bit of hot hops - The can is 2 days old so it may need to settle down a bit before I have the next one.

The taste is light and effervescent with the thinnest of malt profile. There are strong apricot and maybe a touch of peach notes up front, lasting into the finish. There is some wheat in the recipe and it comes through but not overwhelming.

Feel is soft but very light and bubbly. No bitterness at all.

Just a really refreshing beer that is full of flavor but super light in alcohol. Again, I am drinking this too early I think because there is a hot hop flavor present. Will report back when the cans age some.

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Photo of BSW
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Baby Genius Ale from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 441 ratings