Joan Of Arctic | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by GRG1313 on 09-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
1.56/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Vile. Nasty. Disgusting. Gross. This is some horribly tasting shit.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
2.31/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

What a uniquely bizarre beer. Smell is metallic, thin, and unimaginative. I though the beer itself was okay at first, but after a few sips I realized there is no coming back. Malty base with no characteristics to it. The finish is bitter and astringent without depth or anything resembling decent flavor.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.67/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up marked down 70%
Though not terribly special, puzzled by the exceedingly low ratings.

The beer has a very nice look and initial head pour that subsides
The beer at proper temp has a faint honey-ish scent, something else that resembles kiwi... Not bad, just faint
Taste holds the honey-green fruit in the fleeting moment it passes the tongue and settles into a bitter fruit lingering on the palette. Also, not horrible and not even bad at that. The mouthfeel is light carb, and is a miss, as a more lively mouthfeel might have made this beer more respectable IMO

I feel at the right price, this beer is ok and not quite the basement level ratings it got. If you find one discounted as I did, give it a whirl for its unusual attempt to use rhubarb and honey.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Joecaddie
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Jeffreytmoore
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Rutager
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

To be fair, this is a very attractive dark amber brew poured in the tall Pilsener glass. The persistent head is a thing of beauty. We'll skip over the rhubarb and honey flavors, since I can't taste them. There is a thickish but pleasant mouthfeel. Some bitterish sensation at the finish that is generically herbal. Maybe a faint fruity flavor of unidentified origin.

If you get over getting your hopes up that this tastes like anything interesting-- it's thoroughly quaffable. I love the idea of rhubarb, which I believe is the state fruit of Alaska. However, for twelve bucks I think Midnight Sun, which I normally am fond of, is getting an Anchorage Brewing attitude.

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Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of unclekeith
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.19/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ale brews with rhubarb and honey.

Pours a pink toned orange with a fast fading light pink/off white head.

Nose is muted and very light. Hints of light green stone fruit but you really have to search for it. Cold nose is almost non-existent.

Mouthfeel is light carbonation with no brightness but a hint of body. No real character here.

Flavors are simple green herb bitter with nothing much else. Not a hint of honey in nose or mouth and no rhubarb tone whatsoever.

Finish is a vegetal green bitter with not much appeal, although it is long lasting, unfortunately.

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Joan Of Arctic from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 15 ratings