kaj-ii's Beer Universe Profile

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  • Username:
    kaj-ii
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Location:
    Macon, North Carolina
    United States
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  • Brief Bio:
    Originally from FL and NJ, I personally started drinking Craft Beer's over 25 years ago when it wasn't even the thing to do. When I was younger I traveled alot into the New England states, that is where I got my love for beers. Now live in NC and The Craft Beer Industry is booming here. Now I am on a mission to try them all, at least once. Love all types of beer except Domestic Brews (Re: Bud, Coors, Miller. ect...)

    Also check my page on Facebook when you get a chance...



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  • Favorite Beer Type:
    Sour Ale
  • Favorite Beer:
    Russian River Consecration
  • Ratings Submitted:
  • Reviews Contributed:
    778
  • Added:
    300 Beers, 2 Bars, 4 Breweries
  • Beers Owed:
    0
  • Beers Owed to Others:
    1
  • Group Name:
    Brown Ale Lovers
Recent Beer Universe Reviews
  • Apr 21, 2014

    Magic Hat Séance
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

    The pour was a murky very dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that slowly diminished, leaving behind a nice creamy film which lasted throughout and produced excellent sheets of lacing.

    The aroma was of roasted dark bread malts, grassy hops and a doughy yeast with notes of coffee, dark fruit (plums and raisons), a slight smokiness and a mild nutty presence.

    The taste was a lot like the aroma with a bold roasty maltiness and a touch of coffee which lingered throughout, progressing with a nice dark fruit infusion and a mild hint of yeast, with the finish being a bit smoky along with a touch of nuttiness at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a roasty smoky fruity taste left lying in the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a smooth creamy texture and a nice soft carbonation.

    Overall I really find it hard to consider this a Saison. I feel it is more reminiscent of a Doppelbock, but either way it is a very tasty and enjoyable brew...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Apr 19, 2014

    Southampton Double White Ale
    3.1
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5

    [Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

    The pour was a cloudy medium yellow with a small (less than 1 finger) white bubbly head that quickly diminished, down to a lightly scattered film and small collar which did eventually disappear with poor spotty lacing.

    The aroma was mild with a grain malt and a light soapy yeast with a hint of citrus (lemon and orange), a touch of coriander and a mild note of pepper.

    The taste was lightly citrusy throughout with a decent wheat presence stepping up only to be slightly overshadowed by a somewhat bold spiciness at the end. The flavor hung on for a good while after the swallow, with a citrusy and mildly peppery taste that was left to linger at the back of the throat.

    Mouthfeel was light in body with a moderately dry texture and an almost prickly carbonation.

    Overall this was a zesty tasting Witbier with lots of citrus flavor upfront and a yeasty spicy taste that relaxed on the taste buds at the finish...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Apr 17, 2014

    5-00 Afternoon Ale
    2.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 2/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

    The pour was a clear pale yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that reduced down to a medium film with a small collar and had fair runny lacing.

    The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, grassy hops and a funky cheesy yeast with notes of citrus and some kind of adjunct.

    The taste was lightly sweet with a bready malt backbone and a slight graininess from the start, becoming just a tad citrusy with a very mild hop presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted only a short time after the swallow, with an lightly bitter American adjunct finish.

    Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery yet slightly creamy texture and a soft carbonation.

    Overall this was a brew with a very mild flavor, which is typical of an American light ale. Although it was not a bad beer by any means and would make a good light session brew for those hot summer days...

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    Serving type: 16oz Can
  • Mar 26, 2014

    Clown Shoes Clementine
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

    The pour was a hazy dark yellow amber with a large (2-3 finger) white pillowy head that slowly receded, down to a thin cap which was mostly lasting and had good sticky streaky lacing.

    The aroma was of a light grain malt, mild floral hops and a soapy musty yeast with notes of coriander, citrus (clementine) and a light scent of peppercorns.

    The taste was lightly malty with a mild citrus sweetness in the beginning, and then had a moderate influx of yeast and a bit of spice, with the finish having a slight citrus peel bitterness and a touch of pepper at the end. The flavor lingered for quite a while following the swallow, with a mildly spicy yeast taste left behind lying on the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was a few steps beyond light in body with a creamy dry texture and a carbonation that went a just little above medium.

    Overall I really liked this Witbier, it possess lots of yeasty citrus flavor along with a mild spiciness making it extremely enjoyable and easy to drink. Although, I expect nothing less for this brewer who never seems to disappoint...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Mar 26, 2014

    Corolla Gold
    2.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 2.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass]

    The pour was a clear golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that quickly diminished, down to a light wispy film and small collar with fair spotty lacing.

    The aroma was very mild with a light biscuit malt, some grassy hops and a dusty yeast with hints of caramel, adjuncts (corn I believe) and a slight grainy appeal.

    The taste was lightly malty with a touch of caramel early on, and then became mildly bitter and grainy with a mild adjunct finish. The flavor lasted only a short while proceeding the swallow, with a slightly bitter grainy taste left behind.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a medium carbonation.

    Overall I found this brew to be just OK, it was refreshing but really did not have a lot of flavor. This is a good brew when doing yard work on a hot Summers day when you're looking for something more than just to quench your thirst...

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    Serving type: 22oz Bottle
  • Mar 24, 2014

    Saison De Aviator
    3.3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

    The pour was a clear medium orange with an average (1-2 finger) white pillowy head that settled down to a thick film which lasted throughout and possessed excellent sheets of sticky lacing.

    The aroma was of light grain malts, floral hops and a funky Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange), coriander, and a somewhat mild fruity ester (banana and apple).

    The taste was yeasty right off the bat with a lightly sweet acidic presence and a touch of citrus which was present throughout, the finish was lightly bitter with a hint of citrus peel, a very light tartness and a bit of fruity spiciness at the end. The flavor lingered for a good long while following the swallow, with a nice yeasty spicy taste staying on the taste buds for a tad longer.

    Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body and dry in texture with a bold and lively carbonation.

    Overall I personally thought this was a rather impressive tasting Saison with a mild fruity bitterness and a spicy yeast taste that finished off this brew wonderfully, making it a very enjoyable drinking experience...

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    Serving type: 22oz Bottle
  • Mar 24, 2014

    Goose Island 25th Anniversary ESB
    3.1
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5

    [Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

    The pour was a cloudy medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light cream colored rocky head that diminished at a normal pace, down to a medium wispy film and collar and had decent spotty lacing.

    The aroma was a tad mild with a light bread malt, herbal hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit), caramel, brown sugar, a light fruity ester and a mild nuttiness.

    The taste was very similar to the aroma starting off with a light sweet maltiness along with a hint of caramel and a light fruity presence at first, then a light hoppiness crept in with a touch of citrus all leading up to a nice mildly bitter nutty finish. The flavor lingered on the taste buds for an average time following the swallow, with a bitter fruity nutty taste left behind.

    Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a somewhat dry texture and an almost medium carbonation.

    Overall this was a decent enough brew, with a nice fruity sweetness that eventually gives way to a mild nutty bitterness at the end. Making this a rather tasty and enjoyable drinking experience...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Mar 22, 2014

    Odell Tree Shaker
    3.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

    The pour was a seriously murky peach orange that almost looks like fruit juice with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that slowly receded, down to a medium puddled film and collar with excellent sheets of sticky lacing.

    The aroma was of pine hops from the get go along with a caramel malt and a lightly sweet yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit), a decent odor of peaches and a bit of apricot.

    The taste was mildly malty sweet with just a touch of caramel and a strong peach presence pretty much throughout. The finish progressed slowly, with a nice hoppy bitterness and a bit of citrus towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with the peachy fruity taste giving way slightly to a mild hoppy bitterness and a slowly creeping alcohol warming.

    Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a mildly dry texture and a carbonation that just exceeded mild in voracity.

    Overall this was an intriguing IPA with a lightly sweet fruitiness, which I have to say mixed superbly with the piney citrus bitterness this brew possesses allowing for a rather good concealment of the high ABV, thus creating a nice smooth tasty drinking experience…

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    Serving type: 22oz Bottle