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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 208   ABV: 6.94%
"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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goozen (3562) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy blonde color brew with an faintly sour and not so good bitter taste. Hints of some spices, some lemon and this beer is not there yet, but first tick from Italian speaking-Switserland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (11364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle @ home. Hazy yellow color, small to average sized white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, a slightly sourish bitter touch. Nothing else really. A bit boring and I think it has a slight infection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma is grapes, other fruits, light floral hops, light malt, sweet spices. Flavour is tangy and tart with some wort, malt and fruits. Weird but nice, although the tangy notes might be a starting infection?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (4738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at FOB, Rimini. It pours a clean light golden color with a small white head. Aroma is grainy and biscuit, with further notes of hay and toffee. Taste is mild roasted malts, butter bread, dough and grains. Light grassiness in the finish. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
250ml served in a pint glass. A: Pours a pale yellow color. A bit hazy. Forms a small bubbled white head. Low retention and some lacings left in the glass S: Spicy and grainy. Sweet grains. Some spices, some flowery hops T: Slightly sweet malts upftont. Flowery hops, coriander. Too pale and too mild hops bitterness to a California Common. A little bit metallic M: Light body. Light carbonation. Sweet malts aftertaste O: Average drinkability. Good one from Birrificio Ticinese [ BA Review @ 6/30/2013 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7884) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Nice crisp aroma of light citrus, honeysuckle, ever so slightly sweet and grassy flavor. Refreshing brew. it is what it is, a pretty decent steam beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at La cerveteca, Bacelona. Cloudy yellow with white head. Lemon, citrus, some yeast and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
L_inconnu (64) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Belle couleur jaune-dorée, trop peu de mousse à mon goût, et le peu qu’il y en a part trop vite. Par contre, la carbonation est bien travaillée à mon goût : beaucoup de petites bulles, un tsunami rafraîchissant en bouche. Au nez, elle est assez plate, peu parfumée. En bouche, on sent directement une touche très citronnée accompagnée de coriandre. Le tout laisse un finish très doux sur le palais (intervention du sucre de canne, on le sent bien) assez fruité. Très sympa, sans être incroyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 19, 2014
Pale yellow color, average sized white head, short duration; good lacing. Grassy, acidic aroma. Soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel, medium body. Smooth dry finish. Taste is grass, sour fruits, simple but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Appearance: Light golden, clear. Bubbles. Some fizzy off-white head. Aroma: Citrus, hops. Some spices. Taste: Citrus fruit, hops. Good amount of bitterness in there. Info: 330ml bottle, 4/3-2014, BB: 31/12-2014

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