Supergiant | Able Seedhouse + Brewery

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14 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Able Seedhouse + Brewery
Minnesota, United States
ablebeer.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jarrylo hops give Supergiant some apple, pear, and melon notes, while the Lactose lends a slight sweetness. Oats soften the finish, for a clean, bright, Sagan-y kind of summer beer.

Added by thorkelson on 05-19-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
14
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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0
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of morimech
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a surprising beer and I am instantly impressed that this brewery came up with this type of beer. Does not resemble a cream ale or golden ale. Dark golden color and dense head. Aroma is a little timid however. I pick up grain and toasted malt. Flavor starts on the sweet side and then some complex malt shows up with toasted and musty notes. Hops add some citrus, melon and a bit of apple in the finish. Good clean finish. Feels bigger than it is. Nice soft texture and good carbonation.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: gold with a light chill haze. Streams of rapidly rising bubbles permeate the beer and a lacy 2" ivory cap blankets the top.

S: fruit, citrus and tropical fruit hop aromas and some light bread crumb

T: Citrus and tropical fruit introduce the flavors and by mid-palate a moderate bitterness provides balance.

F: creamy, medium carbonated with a medium to medium light body.

O: a very well flavored, drinkable beer to keep in your fridge for when you just need a cold one.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kraticus41
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bighuge
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden. Thin creamy off-white head. Sparse and spotty lace. Aroma is dried hay and bready pils malt. Flavor is fairly clean. Grainy malt flavor with light hop bitterness. A little pear. Decent enough.

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

Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

really nice take on a cream ale here, adding some elements and flavors not usually found in the style. for me it has that crispness still, is light and refreshing, but also has some structure. the yeast is a cooler fermented ale yeast, giving it a snappy dry finish, but its a lot more than that. its one of the hoppier takes on the style i have had for sure, very fruity, pear for sure, almost like an apple sage or something in here too, even menthol, its light but its unique to me, not sure on the varietals, but they are distinct to say the least. lactose softens the edges and gives a creamy feel to this, which i think is uncommon but perfect for the style. carbonation is just high enough, but i find myself sipping a little slower on this than i usually might. the complexity is great, it opens up a lot on the hops with some temperature, and it is a little weightier with the oats in here. overall an excellent brew, inventive but in line with style guidelines well enough. very impressed with these guys, who apparently have some pretty cool sustainability initiatives going on as well. i dig that.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of thorkelson
4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Supergiant from Able Seedhouse + Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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