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Brotherly Suds 2 (BS2)

Brotherly Suds 2 (BS2)
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Inspired by Philadelphia’s rich brewing heritage, this year’s collaborative brew is a lager that was brewed using the Schmidt’s yeast strain. With the malt bill being formulated by Bill Covaleski of Victory and John Trogner of Troegs, and the hopping rates being formulated by Tom Kehoe of Yards and Gordon Grubb of Nodding Head, you should expect nothing short of pure brilliance from this brew. Fizzy, yellow beer? Maybe but certainly not your grandfather’s lager!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Draft at DRE. Poured medium golden with 1-fingr white head. Nose was pale malt, citric hops, some fruit and honey. Tasted very fruity, with a nice hoppy and pale malty balance. This is one of the better pale lagers I have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, grass, citrus, and cereal. Flavor of grass, grain, peach, orange, and biscuit with a dry, bitter finish. Nice lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
In short: A clean and moderately hoppy blonde lager. Basic decent session beer.
How: Tap at Capones PA, first RBSG 2011 bus-trip pit-stop
The look: Clear yellow-blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Typical clean lager nose with light grassy notes. Taste is fresh cereals, some refreshing tropical fruits, a light tartness, some dry grassy hops with a light spicy twist. A straightforward session Premier Lager that could pass as a Kellerbier. I drank this one during our first pit-stop of the RBSG 2011 bus trip after drinking a bunch of beers in the bus. I was already drunk and it was only 11am, does that make me a drunk or just totally awesome? I vote for totally awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Daught at TJ’s: Aroma of fruity hops, pear, grass, slight lager yeast, and some grain. Poured straw/pale yellow in color with a small white head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of lager yeast, hops, grass, and grains. Light to medium body. Thin, then dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Medium bitter, hop, lager yeast, and grain finish is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2011
On tap at Nodding Head. Pours the classic clear gold with a medium fizzy white head. Aroma has notes of perfume and orange peel. Flavor has IPA-like hoppy notes: mainly perfume and slightly juicy with the orange peel. Really good hop rush that slowly fades. Rich and enjoyable lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
I don’t want to take too much of a shot at this beer, since I’m from Philly and it was inspired by Philly brewing and Philly Beer Week. But I’m thinking that they could have come up with a more interesting style to colaborate on. Still, this beer was pretty drinkable and flavorful, for a standard-type of lager. The beer pours a bright and clear light golden color with a small but lacing head. The nose has a bit of fruitiness to it, but it’s your basic light malt and light hop aroma. The body was smooth and drinkable, featuring some really light fruit notes with some balancing hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Draft at Good Dog. Pours a clear pale golden yellow color with almost clear light straw colored edges and a 1.5 finger frothy white head. Good retention slow fade lasting ring. streaks and spots of lacing left behind. Really clear, watery and pale looking but has a substantial head and retention. Slightly spicy, earthy hop aroma with lots of grass, straw and pilsner malt. Faint light fruit notes, mostly apple. Not impressed so far. Peppery spice and faintly earthy. Fuller bodied than expected with a surprisingly hop forward character. Dry earthy bitterness up front that lingers over the pale malt flavors, earthy grass, straw and hay notes into a slightly sweet, dry finish. Very easy to drink with only faint alcohol and a dry spicy touch toward the end of the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft, RBSG bus tour. Crystal clear straw body, medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spice, orange, some biscuit. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, orange, spicy. Light-medium body, some resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a clear golden color with a single-finger white head and some nice sticky lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a bit of straw and grain along with a strong thrust of floral hops. Lots of nobility in this one. Some herbal characteristics as well, though mostly floral. The flavor is a really nice split between light straw-like grain and a robust bouquet of Noble hops. Really, really beautifully done. Light and crisp with a moderate-to-heavy bitterness (for the style) in the finish. Really excellent. What an example of what this style could be. Very, very well done, sirs. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-12-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at Capone’s, our first stop on the RBSG bus. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Clean sweet grain, toast and light wheat. Medium bodied, crisp grain, clean and cool. Toast, simple, with an earthy bitterness. Nice lawnmower beer.

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