kaj-ii's Beer Universe Profile

Personal Information
  • 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 Beers:
  • 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
  • Feb 10, 2014

    Saranac Wild Hop Pils
    2.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 2.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Pilsener Glass]

    The pour was a clear golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white soapy head that receded at a steady pace, down to a medium film and collar with fair spotty lacing.

    The aroma was of a mild biscuit malt, grassy and floral hops and a light sweaty yeast with notes of citrus (lemon peel), topical fruit, dust and an slight odor of an adjunct.

    The taste was lightly bitter and a tad malty with a touch of citrus early on, progressing quickly with a decent hop presence, a hint of fruit and a harsh citrus peel bitter finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with the bitter fruity taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a carbonation that just passed medium in intensity.

    Overall I found this to be a pretty basic for a Pilsener, although it did posses just a hint of tropical fruitiness and slightly more of a hop presence than most beers of this style...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Feb 10, 2014

    Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
    3.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

    The pour was a murky chestnut brown with some red highlights and a small (less than 1 finger) off white creamy head that diminished rather quickly, leaving behind basically nothing in the way of head or lacing.

    The aroma was of a toasted light bread malt and a sweet yeast with hints of caramel, toffee, dark fruit (plums
  • Feb 10, 2014

    Heavy Seas Cutlass
    3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Dimpled Mug]

    The pour was a clear caramel orange with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head, reducing down to a light film and medium collar with poor runny lacing.

    The aroma was of a sweet biscuit malt, mild herbal hops and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel and toffee.

    The taste was somewhat malty sweet and had a touch of caramel throughout, with the finish having a slight bitterness and a light toffee sweetness towards the end. The flavor lasted only a short time following the swallow, with a nice crisp finish on the palate.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a carbonation that was just past soft in intensity.

    Overall I found this brew to be light in body and taste, that being said it still does possess a decent maltiness and a nice sweet bitter finish, making it somewhat enjoyable and easy to drink...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Jan 24, 2014

    Blue Point Blueberry Ale
    2.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 2.5/5
    • 2.5/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

    The pour was a clear light amber with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced quickly, down to a thin cap that lasted throughout and had fair spotty lacing.

    The aroma was a tad mild with a light grain malt, a mild doughy yeast and a bold scent of blueberries, but not much else.

    The taste was mild like the aroma and had a lightly sweet maltiness in the beginning, and then a light infusion of blueberry crept in along with a slight tartness at the end. The flavor faded off the taste buds very quickly, with just a hint of blueberry left behind.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with an almost soft carbonation.

    Overall I found this to be a light and mellow tasting brew with just the right amount of blueberry flavor. Definitely would be OK on a hot summer’s day, when you want to have more than just a few...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Jan 23, 2014

    Founder's Curmudgeon
    3.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

    The pour was a murky caramel brown with a slight reddish hue and an average (1-2 fingers) off white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of sticky lacing.

    The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit (raisons
  • Jan 22, 2014

    Barrel Aged Peoples Porter
    3.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Nonic pint]

    The pour was a very dark thick brown, almost black in color with a huge (3-4 finger) light brown fluffy head that lasted throughout with awesome thick pillowy sheets of lacing.

    The aroma was bold and enticing of a dark roasted bread malt and a moderate dose of a leathery yeast with notes of molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak cask, a mild hint of dark fruit and a light bourbon scent.

    The taste was bitter sweet and a tad malty with a touch of chocolate, molasses and a light fruitiness early on, becoming slightly bitterer and very smooth with a large dose of coffee creeping in with a mild cask presence and a slight alcohol presence towards the finish.
    The flavor lasted a nice long time after the swallow with a Chocó-coffee maltiness giving way to a soothing bourbon alcohol warming sensation.

    Mouthfeel was well past medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a medium carbonation.

    Overall this is one fine tasting brew. It has everything working in unison together allowing for an incredible drinking experience...

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    Serving type: 22oz Bottle
  • Jan 22, 2014

    Atwater Traverse City Cherry Wheat
    3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

    The pour was a cloudy medium brown with a strong reddish hue and a huge (3-4 finger) sudsy head that reduced slowly, down to a thick cap which lasted throughout and had fair sticky lacing.

    The aroma was kind of mild with a light hay- like malt and a funky dusty yeast with hints of cherry, barley and wheat.

    The taste was lightly malty and a tad sweet with a strong note of cherries from the get go, with a bit of wheat slipping in along with a mild bitterness and a lightly tart ending. The flavor lasted and average duration proceeding the swallow, with a lightly bitter fruity taste left behind.

    Mouthfeel was light in body with a thin dry texture and an almost fizzy carbonation.

    Overall this is a decent Wheat Ale with a strong presence of fruit and a touch of wheat. Be careful upon opening this one though, it fizzed up out of the bottle and onto the counter. I was quick though and only lost a very little...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Jan 22, 2014

    Mikkeller Big Worse Red Wine Barrel Edition
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

    The pour was a murky brownish purple with an average (1-2 finger) khaki colored frothy head that diminished slowly, down to a thick film and large collar with excellent sheets of lacing.

    The aroma was big and strong of a dark bread malt and a sweet yeast with notes of caramel, red wine, dark fruit (grapes, plums and prunes), candi sugar, a hint of oak and a decent alcohol tinge.

    The taste was heavily malty sweet with a bold vinous presence from the start, progressing with a bold bitterness, a bit of dark fruit and a large alcohol taste with the end having a slightly fruity mildly woody taste. Flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a sweet fruity alcohol warming sensation being the last thing lying on the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and dry in texture with a somewhat prickly carbonation.

    Overall this is a very unique tasting Barleywine (in a good way). It possesses a ton of fruity flavor that only complimented the vast other flavors offered in this brew, which together did a stupendous job of slightly mellowing the extremely high ABV...

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    Serving type: 375ml Bottle