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Review by everetends on 06/12/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 8 16 4 7 0
Old review
12 oz bottle I got out of a six pack I picked up from the Grub Mart here in J'ville. Served up in a standard shaker pint glass.

A: Pours a lightly rusty, orange color. When held to the light it is a more vibrant orange color. A some what vigorous pour summoned forth a finger of white head. The head had some pretty good retention, slowly falling to a pretty thick white ring. The foam creates a bit of sticky lacing. Carbonation movement keeps up throughout the consumption. Not bad.

S: Smell is pretty interesting. There are some pungent hops coming out that smell a bit on the bitter side. Lemongrass is coming through. Slight malt scents are coming through, but it is mostly a dirty earth and herb scent coming out. There is also a touch of sweat smell coming out. That smell kept this one from moving up above a three, but still not bad.

T: Taste is pretty decent. There is a really nice lemony and herbal bitterness coming out here from the hops. The amount of hops are definitely the American take on the ESB here. They are nice and they do work well. The malt is a biscuity flavor and pretty tame in here. There is a nice peppery, spicy bite in there as well. There is that earthy, dirty flavor in there as well but it is not as negative as it is in the nose. It works a bit more. Pretty tasty.

M: Light side of medium in body that seems to have a decent amount of wateriness to it, almost to a fault. The carbonation is high and pretty crisp. Still this beer is incredibly dry and not very quenching. Aftertaste is of the bitterness working in here. ABV, not noticable.

D: This beer is not bad at all, but not necessarily the best for the style. It is a decent American take on the style. The dryness is a bit much and I really wouldn't want to have more than two of these in a sitting. Still not bad at all, and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-11-2009 06:10:50

Served In: Bottle