150. Natian Brewery – Destinatian

I was having some issues with hoppiness, so I decided to go for something a little more balanced, and evening leaning a bit in the mellow-malty direction.  The Destinatian seemed to be what I was looking for, since it was brewed with honey, and it was from a local Portland brewery.

It was brown in color and it had a nice, creamy head.  The aroma was fairly nutty and roasty with a malty, caramel-like sweetness to it.

The body was light-medium and the mouthfeel was creamy and smooth.  The taste up front matched its aroma – a nutty maltiness – with a toastiness and hints of caramel.  It finished with a smooth, dry hop bitterness.

If I had to pair this with a food, I think it would go well with a teriyaki salmon or something similar that would bring out the caramel and toastiness of the beer.

Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer – very drinkable with some nice nutty and toasty flavor – perfect for the fall.  I twas a pretty good beer which has encourage me to try to brew a few more beers with some honey.

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Author: kkozlen

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