SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Bend brewpub. Hazy amber in color. Fruity hop aromas of strawberry, bruised peach, and raspberry. Some caramel as well. The flavor has a nice malt balance to very soft, fruity hops. Medium sweet with a soft but firm bitter finish. Medium bodied with a silly texture. A really cool hop character in the aroma and flavor with a nice malty balance that stays restrained with the sweetness. Whatever hops they experimented with for this, I approve of further research or production.