auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Prime 16 - New Haven, CT. Airy fruit-filled aroma, starfruit, pear and almond paste. The clean wine and fruit hop flavors are fanatstic, but the light and balanced palate is exceptional. A pink pepper floral finish. Solid all the way through.
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 64 oz growler into their new 668 tulip glass. Purchased on 8/28/2012.
A - Dark yellow, light orange body. Has a light haze to it but its not as murky as Gandhi Bot. Small one finger bone white head settles down to a dirty cap. Excellent lacing and retention.
S - Well I guess this is what Nelson Sauvin is like. Interesting mix of pungent and dank pine with some honeydew, apricot, lime, and guava. Finishes with a light savory note with just a touch of crackery malts. I could smell this all day! Super unique, I think I prefer this aroma to that of fresh Citra.
T - Less complex than the nose but well balanced. Starts off tropical with sweet honey, melons and some lime juice. Super bitter with an earthy and musky funkiness. Finish is dry and crackery. Mouth feel is not too slick or coating with a nice level of carbonation.
O - NEBCO and their hops. They do some great work together. I think I prefer this to Gandhi Bot, but I feel like its something I’d have to be in the mood for. The honeydew-lime flavors playing off of the musky and dank earthiness is just so damn unique and tasty. Top notch beer!