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Marin Half Nelson

Marin Half Nelson
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Formerly brewed at Marin Brewing Company
Style: Bitter
Larkspur, California USA
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
It is a Hoppy Golden Bitter inspired by a recent visit by some of our Brewers to Yorkshire, England. A true session ale, "Half Nelson" expresses the characteristics of Golden Promise malt from Scotland & Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. Flavors & aromas reminiscent of sauvignon blanc wine & fresh cut grass emanate from the glass. Straying a bit from a traditional Bitter, "Half Nelson" has a hop forward quality, yet retains smoothness & drinkability that the style is famous for. This is our lowest alcohol content offering @ 4.4% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Draft. Golden beer with a whitish head. Big Nelson Sauvin hop aroma. Nelson Sauvin hop flavor with light crisp malt. Medium bodied. Toastiness and light caramel lingers with nelson sauvin hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours a clear very light amber with a one finger white head that has good retention and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. The aroma is some lemon, white wine grapes, a bit of earthiness, some light floral notes, and some biscuit. The taste follows the nose with the initial taste have a bit of lemon zest, then some white grapes come through as well as some biscuit, earthiness, and some floral notes. The finish has a light bitterness. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Not bad, but not great either.

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