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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 208   ABV: 6.94%
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"Bootleg" or "bootlegging" usually refers to illegally producing, transporting and/or selling alcohol; the terms draws from the act of hiding flasks of liquor in the legging of one’s boot.

Gold coloured California Common style beer, lightly spiced with coriander and cane sugar.

Inspired by stories of the Prohibition era, and by the way in which this project came to life (in secrecy, without the approval of the company direction), we decided to name this beer "Bootlegger".

Starting from malted barley and a small amount of wheat, we add Amarillo, Perle and East Kent Goldings hops for bitterness and taste.

The use of lager yeast for the fermentation, brought to a higher temperature (25 C) complements it’s unique taste. The distinctive bitter aroma and the strong carbonation contribute in making it pleasantly refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
junon (427) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Seemingly light. Deceiving. Lager up front but evolves into a more full bodied and flavoured beer. Apple cidery. Very interesting. The perfect style really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - JAN 26, 2014
Birra insolita, come è insolita in europa un’apparizione di questo stile che infrange i cliché sulle birre americane ultraluppolate. Prevalentemente dolce, con sfumature fruttate molto apprezzabili e una punta amara leggera. Da provare!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkSideOfBeer (47) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 25, 2014
Presa in spina al Drunken Duck,interessante freschezza con una sferzata di gusto nel finale,beverina e adeguatamente luppolata,da bere a secchi!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (821) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 5, 2014
Pale clear golden color, clear with white head. Sweetish aroma with nice hops, citrus and coriander, malts with brown sugar. Sweet with bitter ending, winey, bread crust, brown sugar and sweet licorice, carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (807) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 10, 2013
On tap @ DIECI, Busto Arsizio. Schiuma beige abbastanza fine colore ambrato carico limpida. Profumo erbaceo, fruttato (agrumi) e speziato. Ci sono anche note di liquirizia/zucchero di canna. Gusto abbastanza intenso, dolce amabile e contemporaneamente amaro. caramello, erbaceo del luppolo. Finale secco abbastanza improvviso. equilibrata ed armonica

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2172) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Hazy golden color; Medium body; Aroma of slight sweet malt, some caramel, & floral hops; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, hops, some grain, and citrus; Dry finish; Not too bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Taste is sweet. Sugary but with a weird smell. Aroma is kind of putting me off. Ooh well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Poured a hazy straw color with a an averaged sized head. Grainy, straw, cereal, with some lighter citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7235) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2013
Bouteille 33cl, BB 31/01/2014 du Grain d’Orge, Crissier. Dorée claire, col blanc fin. Arôme est houblonné assez moyen, note maltée dans un style typique de nombreuse bière pâle. Caractère malt Munich-cara, houblonné fruité sur qcq pointes de citronné. Malt reste assez neutre avec un grillé rappelant presque le café qui vient un peu donner de vie. Palais est houblonné assez en retrait, notes neutres houblons euro nobles sur une fin pointe d’épice. Amertume reste correcte - moyenne. Fini sec cara-pâle avec cette impression de maïs concassé. Probablement une bière de la série qui m’a le moins plu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Draught @ BirraSo 2013, Barcelona. Pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of wet grass, citrus and some fusel alcohol. Flavour of sweet grains, caramel, dried apricot and some yeastiness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a sweet grainy finish. Alcohol comes through. Feels like an Eastern Europe imperial pils, the bulky one.

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