tmoreau (2311) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and served to a shaker with a clear, orange/amber, modest, off white head foam that diminished rather quickly to a ring & film, and left a light amount of spotty lacing. The aroma offered some floral scent, sweet fruit as a berry lozenge,(fruit line remnants?) but no lemon to speak of as detected in a sample tried a few days before the official unveiling. The flavor offered a basically solid malt base, moderate hop bitterness that was earthy and lingering, but maybe a bit too severe for sessionability imo. Also noticed were herbal & medicinal hints, along with some subtle alcohol warmth. Not bad, but didn’t necessarily work for me.