|Brewery:||Springfield Brewing Company|
Best Quote During Tasting
Yes, I know it's a song. No I don't want to hear you sing it.
|Aroma - Awesome caramel and bread crust malts fight with the big hops that are both resinous and fruity (grapefruit mostly but other tropical fruits are there, too).|
|Appearance - The beer pours a nearly clear deep amber, reddish hue. The foam that sits on top is off-white and starts at a finger high and then recedes to just a thin film. The tight bubbles never come fully apart and the lacing coats the glass.|
|Flavor - Holy hell. The competition between malt and hops is crazy. The malts are again big caramel and bread crust. It's not quite toasty but the bread crust sums up the grainy character best. The hops are a lot more fruity on the tongue than they were on the nose. The sweet malt and fruity hops really work nicely together. The bitterness is still present but doesn't show up until late and make this one easy to drink.|
|Mouthfeel - The body is medium+ and the carbonation comes across as the same. The body is big but not as big as I would've expected from the sweeter aroma.|
|Overall Impression - This one was quite nice. I would take this to an outdoor party or barbecue because while it was a bit malty, it was still pretty refreshing. With the 5.9% ABV, it's not gonna knock you down if you pace yourself on a few of them, either. Springfield doesn't make beers that people lose their mind over but if they ever start to distribute in STL, you can bet your butt you'll see them in coolers at every party you go to.|