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BJís For The Love Of Pete

BJís For The Love Of Pete
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Sampled at the Tucson Bjís
Once again I am served with a frozen pint glass at BJs, sometimes this pisses me off so much, why donít I learn to ask for a room temp glass; I still canít believe they make good beer and choose to abuse it so. Anyway, the beer sits a lightly hazy, full amber color with copper highlights and a wispy pale head. The aroma smells predominantly of sweet crystal-type malts; I get notes of caramel, toffee, and a bit of raisin like fruit notes. I also get hints of phenolic smoke towards the end of the aromatics, but the beer might need to warm up a bit more for this to really open up.

The beer taste a lot drier than the nose suggests; it does still have notes of sweet caramel, toffee and the raisin like fruit notes. The body is medium, if perhaps a tad thin. There is a certain phenolic note that carries throughout this beer; perhaps it is that touch of peat smoked malt that makes itself subtly known. As the beer warms up both the peat and the sweet malt notes become more pronounced; they remain with the same relative balance though.

This beer really starts to open up and become more satisfying as the beer warms up. I like the extra hint of complexity that the smoke adds to what is otherwise a simple crystal malt driven flavor profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Tap. Had the aroma of a barnyard on a cold crsip winter morning in the midwest. Light amber body with off white head. Flvor was of light malty sweetness and fruit flavor. Smooth easy drink on palate. Decent beer,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Draught. Poured a dark amber with a nice thick head and good lacing. Aroma and flavor of sweet malt and overly ripe fruit with a bit of a watery body.


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