|Location||St. Louis, MO|
Best Quote During Tasting
I'm gonna start bringing back some old school slang. I don't even care if it catches on. It'll be the cat's pajamas.
|Aroma - True to its label, spicy hops come out of the glass first. Some black currant tags along with it and brings some soft pineapple out to play as well. The malts are really hard to find in this one but I do get a mild sweetness from them.|
|Appearance - This clear, light gold beer comes topped with a finger high dollop of white foam that never leaves the beer as long as you drink it.|
|Flavor - If black currant was tagging along in the aroma, it's stealing the show in the flavor. Big, drying spice character from the hops is on full display with a bitterness that outweighs the malts in a big way. The beer isn't out of balance as much as the hops just take control. There is a nice sweetness to the beer and the dry finish really brings out another dark fruit note that I would call plum.|
|Mouthfeel - If I could just write "awesome" and drop the mic, I would. However, since I have to use more words, lets try this: Medium+ body and a medium+ carbonation combine for a mouth filling, tongue coating, crisp and tingly sensation.|
|Overall Impression - Yesterday we looked at the Hallertau Blanc version of this beer and it was darn good. This version is a bump up in my opinion. It may be a little less drinkable if I'm being honest but that's only because of its complexity, not its deliciousness. There is a lot happening in this 2 ingredient beer and that's exactly why I'm glad to see this series on the shelf.|