This is a series of unpretentious, yet thoughtful, beer reviews of beers brewed all over the world. Today’s BANGER is:
Havana Affair: Stonecloud Brewing
Anyone that knows me probably already knows that I am in love with lager beer. I cant get enough. Seeing a Pilsner or a Helles on tap always gets me excited. They are simple beers by way of flavor but complicated in their execution. Any little mistake become apparent.
The beer pours out a pale yellow without perfect clarity. A tight white head clings to the glass and lingers throughout the entire beer.
Water crackers and grassy hops hit me in the face first. The nose gets sweeter and more bready with time.
Very crisp with pretty low bitterness. Grassy and herbal with a nice medium body. For such a light beer (4.8%) each sip feels incredibly full. The malt comes through nicely with a decently balanced flavor. A hair sweeter than I would prefer but nothing that should stop anyone from smashing.
The bitterness comes through a bit more now that I am about halfway done with the beer. It balanced out that sweetness from earlier. Cracker and sweet bread flavors coming in strong as well.
All Crackers… All Day!
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