patricks110 (1487) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An okay Lager overall. Nothing too spectacular. The pour is a bright orange amber with a thin half finger of white-ish head. The aroma is malty overall with a moderate noble spiced German hop, Pilsner and Munich malts noticed. The middle is malty, overly bready with a light sweet malty toffee. FInishes with a mild spiced hop and a light alcohol taste. Aftertaste is slightly hoppy and spicy. Overall, an average brew.
VertBaconStrips (1953) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out a very nice clear medium amber brew with - I think - a light tan head small in stature with minor slippery lacing. I wonder if the light of my TV is the perfect reviewing light.There is a sweet molasses BIg malts with a hint of hops on the nose. Toasty malts, some sweetness tied into fresh bread sugars, grains, a soft version of something between brown sugar and molasses, raisin, an airy dryness of outside, nicer and obviously more fragrant on the warmer side. The taste is very similar to the aroma with some front end spice (mild yet there bluntly), Even more malts on the taste, raisins, dark fruit, grain, toasty malts, other things. I just polished off the last sip, stood up and pretty much took a header into my glass table. Why did I not notice the 7.3% even remotely? Even after 650ml and a range of warming. Chewy brew with plenty of yum factor. This is a very good beer by Alley Kat - a brewery that seems to be on the upswing in terms of quality especially in the limited release world. One of my new kittens just dropped a gasser that is so brutal and epic that I might have to smell the asshole of a curry eating baboon just to cleanse the senses. Tippy - you are the queen of reek.