Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Magnumus ete Tomahawkus

What's in a name?

The hops used to brewed Magnumus ete Tomahawkus is Magnum hops which is then dry hopped with Tomahawk hops. Both of which are known for their bittering properties.

The été in the name of the beer means "you go!" in Latin.

So,  you go Rock Art! For this is, indeed, a bitter brew.

Magnumus ete Tomahawkus (8.00% ABV) is an extra strong bitter - it's all in the name.

It pours a deep hazy honey with a thick, floofy head that leaves behind a nice grip of lace on the glass.

The aroma is hugely piney, earthy and citrussy with a tinge of malt and spices.

The taste is also hugely resin and grapefruit with dank hoppy undertones. This is a bitter beer, no doubt about it.  However, all that bitterness is mellowed and balanced by a solid malt presence and complimented by spices. The finish is, of course, bitter.

The mouthfeel is medium with decent carbonation.

If you like a beer that bites, this one is for you.  If you're not into bitter, give it a pass.

Overall: very good

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