Rhinelander Mystical Jack Traditional Ale | Minhas Craft Brewery

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Rhinelander Mystical Jack Traditional AleRhinelander Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
minhasbrewery.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 09-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
22.08%
 
 
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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.32/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku)

A- This beer pours a dense brown glowing body with a gentle microbubble carbonation and a bubbly creamy light tan head that fades to a thin film.

S- The rich toffee and caramel malt notes are followed by a hint of smoke and dried wood with some pot caramel and black butter notes in the finish.

T- The slightly buttery toffee flavor is rich in malt character and has an English yeast ester note in the background. There are some roasted malt flavors in the finish that have a scorched black malt bitterness that softly lingers after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a gentle alcohol warmth and a soft fizz that scrubs a bit of the bitterness away.

O- This has some barleywine and stout characteristics with nice rich toffee notes and good support with the yeast character. The bitterness is a bit too strong but the alcohol and sweetness counteract it.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
4.27/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a sifter.

A- Pours a deep dark brownish black. Pours a tanish white head that dissipate right away leaving a residual ring around the edges of the glass.

S- Smells strongly of dark fruits and grapes. Sweet smelling. Like a sweet earthy freshly grown vineyard.

T-Very sweet. Hints of malt dance with the sweet taste of grape juice leaving an enjoyable residue on the tip of the tongue. Very little hop bitterness. Very sweet and drinkable.

M- Smooth. Not to much carbonation at all. Leaves a sweet spicy taint on lingering on the back of the tongue.

O- Very surprised by this beer, the perfect Strong Ale for someone who wants to try the style or someone who's new to craft beer in general. The price really can't be beat either, especially for the style. For 2.39$ I would definitely buy this again. I especially love this beer since it's from such a small local brewery here in wisconsin. A great cheep beer.

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Photo of JamesS
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerser
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of Sathanas
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of davidtarantino
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of crow
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bonz696
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of dragomni
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of Jcarter1221
3.9/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tencents
3.81/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a thick foamy tan colored head into an imperial pint glass. Head dissipated but left a some nice lacing and an attractive thin stout-like tan top. Dark brown, red tinge.

S- Malt, molasses. Subtle but pleasant. Perhaps some cardamon? (Sure wish I could identify all the aromas you other guys can.)

T- Again molasses, clean, full flavored. Touch of tinniness at finish but aftertaste is malty.

MF - Very full, rich, and creamy.

O - For some reason did not expect much, but pleasantly surprised. Very pleasant and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was surprised others scored this beer so low, and looking at some of their comments I think they got bad batches. Poured a 1" beige head of decent lifespan. The body is a deep dark burnt umber brown, even held up to the light. It smells very mildly of roasted malt. So far at this point it's very typical. But then the taste blew me away. A delicious complex sweet roasted malt with hints of cola and hopping reminding me of some English ales. And this was a pretty decent value for price. I could drink it all day.

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Photo of DCdawg
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle. Good beer from WI.

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Photo of PHKrames
3.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S-Poured in a Guiness pint glass

A-A chocolate brown with a nice 2 finger head.

S-As with some of the other Minhas craft beers that I have had, this one has a bland smell to it as well

T-I am not a regular strong ale drinker, but as with the other Minhas beers, this was on special for $3.49 @ the liquor store and did not disappoint at all. Hints of chocolate, vanilla and an oak aftertaste

M-Very smooth

O-I would clasify this as one of the best bang for your buck beers I have ever had. I do not normally drink ASA's, but I may have to give this beer more shots in my beer rotation.

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Photo of DrJay
3.7/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.
Clear reddish brown with some fizzy bubbles that lingered and formed a slid cap. Balance of sweetness and hops in the aroma and flavour - hints of mint and bread with some currant and date fruitiness. Medium body and carbon dioxide with decent texture. Solid.

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Photo of Amp
3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dhannes
3.61/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured slightly chilled into a standard pint glass.

A=Rich, dark brown with slight reddish tint; whitish head of about 1 finger lasted about a minute.

S=Faint cocoa and malt smell...nothing much.

T=Fair amount of malt with hints of cola; slightly sweet. Nothing bad, just nothing outstanding.

M=A bit on the light side, making this an okay session beer.

O=If you are throwing a beer tasting party and want bombers to sample to start out newbies, this would be an outstanding example to serve to show newbies of what a slightly above average beer is. Should pair good with food...if this were available in 7 oz. shorties, I'd buy again...but otherwise, I would only buy if under $1 a bottle.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A flavorful and balanced obscure ale that seems of ESB origins, but with greater body, taste, and strength.

The jackalope-themed beer opens with a clear brown color for a somewhat cola-like appearance. Fluid and froathy foam gives a slightly tanned hue that struggles for retention and lace.

Strong malty aromas portray bold elements of toast, molasses, nuts, and heavily toasted grain. Balanced hop aromas provide a grassy, piney, and overall earthy scent.

Flavors of sweetness are pitted against bitterness for an earthy-sweet bit of caramel, barley, corn, buttered toast, sorghum, raw grain, tree bark, earthen peat, walnuts, fresh brewed wort, freshly cut grass, and resiny pine. Balanced but not overly complex, the beer fares well but not nearly to the degree of the 80 ibu calling on the label.

Full bodied to start, the beer's sweet weight dissipates and allows for a grainy sweet finish and earthy bite that hinges on grain husk astringency.

An oddly appealing beer with a heavy emphasis on sweetness, without full maltiness. This leaves me wanting much more malt crispness and less raw sweetness. The claimed high hopping rates also leave me wanting more.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.52/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is malts, fruit and relatively mild Minhas funk. The flavor is malts, fruit/berries, slightly grainy texture and a mix of tart/sour and slight Minhas funk in the finish.

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Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a pretty mahogany color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty, some dark fruits. Taste is of malts, sweet, kind of mild compared to the smell, a little bit of alcohol is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Rhinelander Mystical Jack Traditional Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
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