Cousin Eddie | Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Adamostella on 12-04-2011

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby red color with a white large bubbled head that quickly fades leaving lacing arund the sniftner glass. Smell and tastes more like a red DIPA. Sweet and hoppy. Pretty smooth and hides the alchobol well. Not sure I could drink more than one as it drinks pretty heavy. Glad I tried it and will definitely have again. Recommended.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow . . . This beer will warm your hands ! Honestly, I'm not surprised how delicious and well made this beer is. I try not to be a homer but CBC really makes that a very difficult hurdle to jump. I mean, seriously . . . every beer these guys brew is always a solid, well crafted example of the style. Stouts, ipa's, strong ales . . . It doesn't stop. Now, this Cousin Eddie pours a seductive ruby color. The appearance of this beer is right up there with the likes of Nugget Nectar. The aromas are everything an American strong ale should be along with festive notes of cinnamon, nutmeg as well as a touch of Peppermint and or candy cane. Flavors follow suit with the above mentioned aromas. However, as this beer begins to warm your bones it also produces a cooling mouth feel that is similar to eating a peppermint patty. All the same time it assaults your taste buds with spicy hops. It really is quite original and enjoyable.

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4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottJWing
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of merock1402
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A festive American strong ale

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4.4/5  rDev +3%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.7/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BB1313
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz growler filled at Heinen's in Mayfield Village, Ohio

32oz growler poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent burnt copper with a nice tan head that fades and leaves nice retention and lacing. The aromas are loaded with caramel malts along with a blast of citrus and tropical notes. Very sweet aromas. Lots of pineapple notes too. Malts definitely aren't shy. The flavors are nice. Lots of caramel malts with a blast of fruit. The flavors seem to match the nose. The hops really shine despite having a strong malt presence. It's slightly warm and spicy. It's on the sweeter side. I actually think "Strong Ale" is an appropriate moniker for this beer, although it can easily pass as an Imperial IPA. I've seen people compare it to a barleywine, but I just don't see it (this batch at least). Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. The alcohol is slightly noticeable, but it's not boozy at all. Despite it drinking like a big beer, it's dangerously drinkable. It's a nice complex beer to relax with. It makes a great sipper.

This is a very nice beer. It has Columbus written all over it. Maybe it's not my favorite hoppy beer from them, but it's definitely a respectable brew. Not bad at all and it's fun to drink. Well crafted stuff.

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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into ahaker glass. The sixth of my 2014 twelve beers of Christmas.

A- Poured a dark reddish brown color with a very small off-white ring of head that left no lace.

S- Lots of big pineapple, tropical fruit, and pungent grapefruit hops notes and some sweet caramel malt notes.

T- Lots of big bready and caramel malts, huge amounts of pineapple, tropical, and pungent grapefruit hops. Quite a bit of sweetness and high bitterness.

M- Big warming, dry, medium to fuller bodied, and prickly carbonation.

O- This is a big beer, but it drank pretty smoothly. It had the huge hop character of a DIPA and a huge malt bill of a barleywine. A nice hop-forward change of pace for a Christmas seasonal beer.

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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of siege06nd
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of CBCbodhi
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

A good CBC alternative to Bodhi and Fresh Hop. The hop notes help to mask that this beer is 9.2%. I like my IPAs but this will be a good considerations on those cold night this winter. If you like CBC this is one you should try.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.26/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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Cousin Eddie from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 52 ratings