JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
45 IBUs. This is the same recipe as the pilsner but it is fermented with a different yeast. Pale straw-golden pour. The nose is lightly fruity with a little bit of berry aroma. The hops are much more subdued in this one than in the last one. Not really much in the way of disinct hoppiness. There is a bit of light citrus but it’s hard to nail down. Clean bitterness with a soft bready maltiness.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a golden color with a hint of some amber coming in and a fluffy white head.
S: The nose is almost exclusively bready. Lots of malts with just a hint of noble hop aroma to it. A bit of grain sweetness as well.
T: The flavor follows the nose for the most part. This is pretty bready with a bit of grain/adjunct (corn?) style sweetness to it. The hop character is quite faint, maybe just a tiny amount of bitterness.
M: The body is on the lighter side, but not thin or watery. A decent carbonation that leaves a nice crisp, refreshing feel on the tongue.
D: Overall, not a bad beer. I was a bit more fond of the pils, which is rare for me, but this could have used a little bit something "extra".