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Bootleggers Nakhon Lemongrass White

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Nakhon Brewing Company is proud to present our Limited Release hand crafted debut of LEMONGRASS WHITE This offering is a crisp yet silky unfiltered Belgian style white bier, brewed with traditional spices of cuacao, orange peel and coriander. This special offering also features fresh lemongrass tips which help excentuate a citrusy crisp finish. Also unique is the incorporation of aromatic Thai jasmine rice. This unique blend creates a light aromatic maltiness and imparts a soft texture with a refreshingly clean finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big lemon, grass, and spice notes going into some white fruits, white grape, touch of biscuit and cracker in there. Taste is a mix of white fruit, pear, white grape, into some lemon, herbal notes come through with a touch of grass, spice, coriander, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
Draught @ Bootlegger’s Tasting Room, Fullerton, CA
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, coriander, citrus, orange and hint of banana. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long wheat, coriander and orange finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
On tap at the taproom. As Lemongrass White. It pours an unclear yellow to golden body and a small white head. The aroma is sweetish orangey, some lemon in the back. Wheat malt, some citrus and a little banana in the flavor. Not much bitterness. Medium body, nice carbonation. Short fruity finish. Very boring this one. 130812

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
On tap at Bootleggers taproom. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, wheat, some cloves, citrus and caramel. Flavor is sweet and fruity some wheat, spicy yeast and some citrus. Medium body, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2589) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
21 June 2013, tap at the tasting room. Light, milky yellow. Nose is like slightly tart lemons and muffins. Thin, slightly creamy, mildly fizzy. Like a sugary hefe but a bit "young." Nice and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3701) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Light yellow with a small white head. Aroma is lemon, lemongrass, grain. taste is lemon, grain and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10781) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
A: The pour on this one is a hazy pale yellow color with a massive white head. S: The lemongrass aroma is really almost overpowering. Lots of coriander is in there as well. A bit of wheat and bread, but they’re sort of drowned out by everything else. Light citrus peel and some white pepper. T: A lot of citrus peel flavor and a strong woody, lemongrass flavor. There is a nice sweetness of wheat bread and a nice bit of sweet spices and esters. Just a hint of pepper and maybe even a hint of vanilla. M: The body is medium and the carbonation is a bit on the high side. O: A lot better than my previous Bootlegger’s-lemongrass experience. Not something I’d drink a ton of, but good.
Earlier Rating: 2/23/2010 Total Score: 3.2
A: The pour is a hazy light golden color with a small white head on top. S: Certainly an interesting aroma to this beer. The lemongrass really comes through to give it sort of woody/grassy aroma and at the same time a nice hit of citrus (not surprising). There is also wheat, a bit of spice, and some floral notes. A lot going on, some might say too much. T: The flavor is definitely full of citrus (lemon and orange) and is very noticeable on the front end. The wheat comes through in the middle, with the usual spice and yeast of a witbier coming out at the finish. M: A nice medium bodied beer with lively carbonation. D: Bootlegger’s is really doing a lot of "different" stuff and I commend them for it. This is a beer that I found to be nice to try, but I don’t know if I’d drink bottle after bottle of it.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
26-Jan-11 (22-oz bottle: Purchased for $5.49 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) While this beer is a bit sweet, it’s about what you might expect for a domestic version of the style. Sweet, fruity aromas of tangerine, lemon, dried apricot, and peach mingle with bright, spicy aromas of clove, ginger, nutmeg, pepper, and fresh herbs for a truly engaging and enticing nose. Unfortunately, the flavor doesn’t live up to the promise of the aromas; the fruitiness is subdued, the peppery, gingery spiciness is muddled, and the maltiness is a bit bready. Not that it tastes bad per se, it just doesn’t have the personality the nose does. As the beer warms, ginger begins to emerge, but the bready, wheaty base becomes more prominent. On the palate, the beer is medium in body and carbonation is light-medium, but even though there is a pleasant spiciness and a touch of acidity in the entry, there is no life to the finish, so the beer finishes heavy and unrefreshing. Hazy with some transparency through the center of the glass, the body is golden in color and the white, bubbly head pours small and fades quickly. Overall, the nose is excellent, but all other facets are average at best. If the finish had better follow-through, the beer would be much more enjoyable and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
22oz bottle from a recent trade... Pours a hazy/cloudy yellow hue with a thin frothy soapy head... Aroma of lemon and grains associated with a witbier. Not too much lemongrass though... Flavors are sweet and bready with lighter lemon accents, sweeter and no as refreshing as I thought it would be. Very little lemongrass which is unfortunate but not totally absent. Semi-lively carbonation but a bit lackluster from a holistic standpont.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 20, 2010
This is not a wit bier by any stretch to me. Aroma is off putting. If it’s lemongrass, then I don’t like lemongrass. Taste is very bready. Not much crispness or citrus. Color is kind cool and murky.


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