I haven’t been able to do many reviews lately, as thing are crazier than ever before. Between fixing up the new house every night, having to have a plumber out to the new house to work on a leak that did damage at the new house, to the air conditioner breaking down at the old house and finding out my job is in jeopardy… I haven’t had much time to sit and relax. In fact, right now I should probably be working. Anyway, I picked up this canned craft beer when my wife and I went up to Chicago for the @historyontap pub tour. I love the can’s artwork.
Location: Poured into a Stella Artois chalice at my home in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 6.5% ABV, 70 IBUs, ~200 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s golden-amber in color and very clear. There’s a fair amount of carbonation in it, but there’s almost no head, only a soapy textured ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. There’s a good amount of citrusy and grassy aroma with a little bit of maltiness.
Taste & Feel: The body is medium and the mouthfeel is smooth with a little bit of crispness and creaminess. The flavor up front is a mix of honey maltiness and citrus flavors. A little bitterness comes in the middle, and is followed by a good amount of citrusy hop flavor in the finish. The citrus flavors last briefly in the aftertaste.
Food Pairing: I think the citrusy hop flavors in this beer would pair nicely with pizza and wings.
Overall Impression: I enjoyed the little bit of creaminess in the body, and thought the citrusy hop flavors were pretty good. The malts were detectable, and I enjoyed the honey-like flavors, but I would have liked a bit more malt backbone. Overall, it was a pretty good beer that I’d certainly enjoy again.