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Bull City Experimental Tap 8: Bountiful Backyard Ale

Bull City Experimental Tap 8: Bountiful Backyard Ale
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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If you step out onto the BCBB back patio, you can see our raised bed gardens and fresh hop bines. We are proud of what we have been able to grow in such a small urban space. These ingredients show up in our special burgers of the day, our mixed drinks and now even our beer. Using our house-grown hops and Serrano peppers, we crafted this beer to sip as the days get shorter and we begin to plan next year’s garden. Fresh wet hops impart sweet fruit and grassy flavors, while the restrained use of the peppers adds a more earthy character without much heat. Try this well-rounded one-off brew while it’s in season. We hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we did crafting this creative concoction. Hops: Fuggles, Durham Chinook, Cascade, Nugget.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at the brewery, Durham. Seems to be a bit of a local craze in Durham to spoil otherwise perfectly acceptable pales with fresh chiles. Put that shit in a stout and call it a day! Seriously, beer looked handsome enough and the nose was mostly leafy hops. But the taste was just ferociously overdone. I heart peppers and I heart beer but this sucked.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Draft at brewery. Looks the part of a pale ale, somewhat cloudy. Nose is a hard to define herbal aroma with some hopping. For the first few sips, it came across with a lot of root vegetables and a warm hop finish. Then as the glass warmed and I had more of it, the peppers started taking too much of an unwelcome lead. It gave me some heartburn. If I’d stopped with a tiny sample, I’d have liked it. Oh well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3524) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours golden with an inch of white foam that leaves no lacing. Nice roasted pepper notes on the tongue which become a bit spicier and insistent on the finish. Very nice!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emacgee (4134) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
clean soft golden yellow pour with one finger. Very/spicy peppery aroma. Tons of capsciacin. Can’t smell anthing else. God I hate peppers.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Tap at Bcbb with j and friends. Wow this shit is gross. Peppers are a Little too present (not heat-wise but they they totally overpower the hops) and makes this more of a pepper beer than any kind of pale ale.


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