Friday, November 11, 2016

Dark Horse Scary Jesus Rock Star Review

Name: Dark Horse Scary Jesus Rock Star
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 24

After doing some taproom write-ups it's time to get back to reviewing beer. So let's start by reviewing Scary Jesus Rock Star from Dark Horse Brewing, a pale ale made with chamomile that is a collaboration between Dark Horse and Chicago-based chef Cleetus Friedman. I never heard of him while I lived there, but by Googling his name, I see he is quite reputable.

Appearance - Very hazy dark orange color that borderlines on being brown and a light amount of floating sediment. The head itself is fairly thin but it has some good retention and the lacing is also rather plentiful.

Aroma - Apricot and Chamomile with some toffee malts, citrus and light floral hops. Very peculiar for a pale ale!

Taste - Caramel malts and floral hops upfront, while the back end of the palate is made up of chamomile, apricot and a light cinnamon/nutmeg-like spiciness. The aftertaste is made up of light chamomile and some mild floral hops.

You know what? I like this one! The chamomile adds some nice character to this beer and the citrus aspect really helps bring this beer together nicely. It may be a bit pricer, but I think the price of admission is well worth it. So if you see this, be sure to check this one out; You may be surprised!

Dark Horse Scary Jesus Rock Star - 9/10

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