El Jefe | The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Vermont, United States
alchemistbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
featuring Simcoe hops and cannabis terpenes

Added by Jason on 12-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,618
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
193
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
25
Trade:
1
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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark brown color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of pine and herbal hops up front along with some lighter caramel and dark chocolate. Some light roast in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the piney hops and then picks up some roast and herbal hop notes. Very light dark chocolate and caramel notes as well. Finishes with light piney bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. On the prickly side

O: A great dark IPA that is easy to drink. Definitely on the hoppy side but incorporates the malt well. Solid winter seasonal, for sure

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.9/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
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Photo of polloenfuego
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quick: dead black on pour with two fingers of head. Break leaves an Island of foam and some lacing. Smell is roasty hops...and yeah, weed. Taste is nice, Simcoe comes through as does the weed component. Feel is really quite nice smooth with a bitter finish.

Interesting beer. This is the future of beer in Canada now that the weed is legal.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
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3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
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El Jefe from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 193 ratings