Eiraphiotes | Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
62.7%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 83 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by n2185 on 02-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
83
Liked:
52
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
14.13%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to DrAwkward82 for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

2012 vintage.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, white wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a wine presence that is better in the smell.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a clear golden yellow with a razor thin head that fades. The nose is surprisingly floral hop forward with no wine barrel/funk/pilsner maltiness. The taste is along the same vein with a light malty sweetness, big floral hoppinness, and still no wine barrel characteristics. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet and malty as opposed to the expected vinous, dry, acidity. This is a good beer, but absolutely a letdown as far as wine barrel aged pilsners go.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was interesting to me. At first I wasn't sure what it would be like as I had never had this style before. I have had many Pilsner's before, but never one classified as an "Imperial Pilsner". It was very fruity but also had a strong hop component. Not a bad surprise but an interesting one.

A: Color was a erubescent golden very appealing, but not what I would expect from the traditional Pilsner style. Nevertheless a very nice color for a beer. Perhaps the color comes from aging process. I am not by any means knocking this beer. It was gorgeous.

S: It has a bittersweetness too it but also has a very nice floral component. As it opens up to the air the floral notes from the hops come alive and waft pleasantly out of the pint glass.

T: This is where this beer shows its unusual character. I was not expecting a lot from this beer really, even though everything I have tried from Olde Hickory have been wonderful. I purchased this beer from a local shop on a whim and I am certainly happy I did. It had a nice mouthfeel but not overly thick or watery, nicely balanced. It almost reminded me of a nice draft IPA, but also had a woodiness to it that obviously comes from the aging in Chardonnay barrel aging. Without a doubt one of the best and most unusual beers I have ever tasted and increases my belief that this is one of the best breweries out there right now.

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3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear dark yellowish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down leaving delicate lacing covering the surface.
S: There are moderate aromas of oak, vanilla and chardonnay from the barrel aging in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the vanilla and oaky flavors really dominate the overall taste of this beer. Notes of chardonnay are evident in the finish.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: If you like barrel aged beers, this would make for a good selection. However, this overwhelms the beer and masks the underlying pilsner.

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Eiraphiotes from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 62.7% out of 100 with 83 ratings
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