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Afterglow Aphrodisiac AleAfterglow Aphrodisiac Ale

Brewed by:
Picaroons Traditional Ales
New Brunswick, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed once a year at Valentine's Day. Made with chocolate, chili, ginseng and licorice root.

Added by Ivanhoes_Backpack on 02-14-2013

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Photo of PorterPro125
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 64 oz. Growler from the Picaroon's Brewtique!

A- Pours a reddish brown colour with 1 1/2 of white head that dissipates into a thin film fairly quickly. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S- Sweet and fragrant. Chocolate, black licorice, and a bit of caramel.

T- Lots going on here. Chocolate, licorice, ginseng, caramel and a spicy chili finish. The chili comes in as more of a tingle on the palate than a spicy heat. Wow.

M- Low Carbonation. Good heavy body. Could benefit from a bit more carbonation.

O- What a shame it is that Afterglow is only available a couple weeks out of the year. It's not only a beautiful looking beer, but the aroma and taste is extremely complex. If you didn't get to try it this year, do yourself a favour and get some next Valentines Day. Your palate will thank you!

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

One batch brewed every year for Valentine's Day.

Poured into Picaroons glass.

A - Pours a dark red, very little head, lacing around the edges.

S - Sweet smelling, bit of chocolate, caramel.

T - Yumm! Complex. Sweet chocolate up front which gives way to subtle ginseng, licorice root, finally giving way to a great spicy aftertaste which lingers forever.

M - Not a lot of carbonation, bit flat on the palette.

O - Overall, a great brew by hometown heroes Picaroons. The smell and especially taste are complex and fun. Only lasts for a week or so a year, so get it when you can!

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Afterglow Aphrodisiac Ale from Picaroons Traditional Ales
3.86 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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