Lagunitas Fusion IV
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer Fest, February 2011. Pours a clear dark gold with a thin white head. The nose is honey, fruity esters and malt. The taste is spice, honey, caramel malt and resin. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2011
On tap @ 1702 - Pours a clear light golden color with a small white head. Nice lacing. Very light carbonation. Aroma is light esters and floral hops. Flavor is esters, lightly sweetened malt, and light floral and herbal hops. Medium body. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2011
On tap @ Papago. Pour is deep gold with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of toffee, bubblegum, pear, and light yeast. Flavor shows the same with an additional honey sweetness and finishes spicy. Overall body is moderate, soft, and finishes lightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10859) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Clear copper pour. White head. Sweet toffee, juicy hop aroma. Flavor of ritz crackers, caramel and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2011
On tap at The Porter, Atlanta. Folks at the bar called this an imperial pilsner, not a BSA. Medium gold pour, translucent with minimal carbonation. Phenols and dry hops in the nose, with hints of grass and indistinct fruit (pear?). Mouthfeel was slightly oily, and certainly would have benefited from more carbonation and zest. Flavors were more complex than indicated in the nose, with citrus and yeasty elements, but not really coming together as an imperial pilsner. Finish was getting close to sweet and syrupy too. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour is a clear amber-ish color with a minimal white head and not much in the way of lacing. S: Smells quite sweet and spicy. Lots of peppery notes along with some coriander. Thereís some grassy and earthy hops as well as a bit of bubblegum and cracker malts. This is pretty yeasty, too. T: This is a pretty weird beer, I must say. The flavors are similar to the aromas, but I donít know if thatís necessarily a good thing. Lots of pepper, bubblegum, coriander, and grass. Itís quite sweet, almost like a malt liquor, and thereís a bit of a light fruit note providing some banana, pear, and apple. M: The body is medium to full with a moderate, tingling carbonation. D: Such a strange beer and not as enjoyable as the Fusion II that I tried previously. Donít think Iíd really care to have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Draft at the tap house in Petaluma. Described as a 9% Pilsner fermented with Westmalle yeast (so basically a cross between an Imperial Pilsner and Belgian Tripel). Pours deep and clear gold. Aroma is soft fruit, grainy pilsner malt, and some spice (noble hops and fermentation phenols together). Flavor was pleasant - assertively hopped with noble hops (Saaz?) and malty with aroma of cereal grain and hints of fruit esters. Finish is dry and balanced. Body is medium in body and briskly carbonated. Overall, a very cool beer - tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Comes out of the tap a beautiful clear golden amber with a fine-bubbled pale golden-tan head. Rich, fruity, malty aroma has an undertone of raw honey. Malty flavor has firm honey tone and hints of hops and horehound. Lively, rough texture leaves behind a good tingle and honey sweetness that is strong but not cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On tap at Pacific Coast Brewing. Pours dark golden with a decent eggshell head and a fruity floral aroma. There is a very hearty pilsner malt flavor with lots of carbonation and yeast, and a dry bitter finish. Well-balanced and very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Tap at Pacific Coast Brewing. Pours orange gold with a creamy off-white head. Mild spice aroma. Med body. Flavor is slightly sweet, strongly hoppy and has a good dose of yeast/spice. Finishes clean and well balanced.

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