Adambier | DESTIHL Brewery

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3.88/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihl.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 04-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,178
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
68
pDev:
9.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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4
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 9
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an extremely dark cranberry with a loverly firm off white head. Nice to look at.

Nose is a bit confusing. Hints cocoa and purple fruit but not real assertive. Pleasant for what you get.

Taste is not terribly appealing. Has a flavor profile of smokey old purple grapes with undertones of chocolate. Interesting and worth trying but not sure I could really drink a glass.

Finish is actually more cocoa/chocolate than anything else. Should be noted that stays pretty interesting and gets better as it warms.

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Photo of bmurray10
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Destihl, quick review from notes. Served in a small flared pilsner glass.

Reddish orange brown, ruddy and murky tone with some visible carbonation and tan foam on the surface. Pretty good retention, all said and done, with noticeable lacing in the glass.

Aroma is pretty nondescript, the main letdown of this beer.

Tastes like a mellow Flanders Red, brewed with dark chocolate, raisins, and currants. Definitely some bitter chocolate and fruity dried currant notes in the mix, along with a light tartness that is more lacto derived than the typical Destihl vinegar bomb. Brisk carbonation, medium bodied and easily savored, though I didn't feel like another $3 glass let alone a $4o growler. Lol.

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Photo of jsh420
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Westyn
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of chefbigjon
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Similar to Goudenband, maybe a touch more sour and sweet.

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Photo of jwc215
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours dark brown with a lasting creamy head. Web-like lacing sticks down the glass.

The smell is sour - cherry - and wood. Very pleasant.

The taste is of sour cherry, vinuous notes, dry wood. A firm sweet medium-dark malt backbone balance it and adds smoothness. Slight pepper from the alcohol is well-integrated. Complex and delicious!

Full-bodied and smooth despite acidity and abv.

Sour, but balanced. The complex characteristics tie in well together.
I'm not sure I've ever had an "Adambier", but this meets the brewery's description very well! A wonderful, sour, but well-balanced, enjoyable brew!

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Photo of jmryan8
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sndvl1999
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TMoney2591
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at Beer Market - Schaumburg.

Finishing the night off with a semi-obscure German style. It pours a clear midnight topaz topped by a half-finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises dark fruits, light wood, dates, walnuts, and a hint of plum. The taste holds notes of dried maple syrup, tart blue raspberry, mild red wine vinegar, dry wood, rich caramel, and a smidgen of dark greens. The combination is somewhat odd, the sweeter elements giving way to the sour ones. Imagine a poorly drawn yin-yang symbol: there's cooperation, but harmony seems a touch lacking. Interesting, if nothing else. The body is a stolid medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a slightly slick feel. Overall, a deeply intriguing beer, one I ended up enjoying more than I expected to on my first sip.

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Adambier from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 68 ratings