Panzerfaust (679) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - SEP 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330cc bottle, gift from "Pepa" Benavides. Straight from Punta Arenas. Pours a hazy but bright copper/tawny color with a medium big off-white head that diminishes quickly and leaves a small lacing. Aroma is soft, herbal and slightly floral. Some raw malts and few hops configure this smell. I found it almost like a regular Pilsener: soft herbal, grassy touches, rounded up by stronger bready malts and grains. Off-style completely. Some Amber Ale character comes in the shape of subtle fruitiness. Taste is moderately bitter. Finally some alpha acids action. Early bitterness is offset by some fruity touches (apples), biscuit, bread and a hint of caramel. More Amber Ale than anything else. I wonder if they tried to make an IPA with Hallertauer anda Saaz hops. After drinking the awful Golden Ale, I expected some unforseen horrors... but it’s not terribly bad in the taste department. Medium body, overcarbonated just like the Blonde. Prickly finish. This is not a good beer by any standards and it’s completely off-style, but it remains drinkable.
gururyan (674) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this one several times during my trip through Torres del Paine, Puerto Natalas, and Punta Arenas. It’s a mild IPA and surprisingly low ABV for the style, but still quite enjoyable.