Adelbert's Scratchin' Hippo

Adelbert's Scratchin' Hippo

Rated 3.000 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Adelbert's Brewery

Austin, TX, United States

Style:  Biere de Garde

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Named to commemorate a night when the Naivasha House in Kenya was shaking so strongly Del thought it was an earthquake. It turned out to be a hippo from lake Naivasha scratching itself against the house. Dark reddish-brown ale brewed in the style of a traditional, rustic artisanal French farmhouse ale, Bière de Garde. Complex flavor profile with a prominent malty sweetness and earthy character. Goes well with hearty rich foods like steak, roasts, or beef stew.

ID: 47019 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank42801
Overall Percentile19.1
Style Rank190 of 210
Style Percentile9.5
Lowest Score2.8
Highest Score3.2
Average Score3.000
Weighted Score3.000
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    750ml bottle both times .. . pours a dark tan .. medium head, medium lacing .. . earth, yeast, and fruit pit with a touch of metal .. . weak mouthfeel .. . muddled .. . . whats going on? is this angry yelling or busted hearing aid yelling??

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 2.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 3

    Sampled @ Opal Devines on S. Congress st, Austin Tx. I tried a sample of this first, i wasnt too hip on it to start, I thought maybe a full beer might grow on me a bit as thier "Rambler blonde ale " did. Aromas were muted but some sweet malts, a touch of earth, and fruit. Flavor was mostly metallic with the tinest sliver of malt, and earth poking through. I had dinner right before this so maybe that f-ed it up, because the sample sure wasnt like that so i will give it another shot one day.

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