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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Although a Session Ale is not a formal BJCP style, it is a historical style of beer similar in spirit to a Mild Ale or Ordinary Bitter. The term “session” originated from a British tradition, where people spent more time drinking in their local pubs than their homes. One would often say they are going to the pub for a “drinking session” with their mates. Craft Brewers have begun to brew hoppier versions of these English Ales with American hops and an American spin. Calma Muerta is like taking what we love about an IPA and making it into a 4.8% ABV beer that you can “session” all day long. Fruit forward hop profile in the nose provides citrus, grapefruit and lemon notes that blend together creating complex aromatics reminiscent of Fruit Loops. The bright fruit from the hops carries through the taste and finishes clean and dry with a soft grain characteristic. The beer’s light bitterness provides a “sessionable” balance.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 10, 2016
On tap at Pinthouse Pizza, Austin, TX, 26.4.2016. Clear gold with a white head. Fruity, pear, peach and red apple aroma. Bitter, soft, deliciously hoppy and somewhat grainy. Rather light-bodied, bitter and peasing grapefruit finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sholbert (11) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Pours Very light, thin head. Nice aroma of sweet citrus, but much too thin on the palette. Mostly biscuit and faint citrus hops... but very faint

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2016
On tap at Pinthouse Pizza Burnet. Pours a hazy gold with medium frothy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is citrus and wheat. Medium mouth, grain, wheat, floral, light finish, very good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (521) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma: very fruity and limey; Appearance: pale straw; Taste: Very fruity with some bitterness; almost juicy; Palate: light bodied; Palate: medium bitter finish; Overall: pretty good overall; might get again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (695) - Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Draft. Pale golden with small white head. Grapefruit and citrus aroma. Taste: pine, citrus, grapefruit. Light-bodied with a bitter finish. Refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Draft at source. Bright yellow pour, nice white head. Nose is steady grapefruit. Bitter. Middle is light grain bill and citrus zest. Finish is light, clean, and mildly bitter. Great session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Like the core ipa, this is a drinkable and flavorful beer that I could easily finish several pints of. The citrusy hop profile is nice if a bit restrained for a modern "session IPA" and I could come and have quite a few.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7333) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2015 Austin, Tx - on tap at Pinthouse. Sparkling, light golden pour, soft, snow white head, light lacing. Light spruce aroma, a touch of spearmint. Crisp,,light citrus bitterness, some white grape juice notes, light coriander spiciness. Crisp mouthfeel. Decent, Rating #6300

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of herbs, citrus, grass, and peach. Flavor of grapefruit, dank, herbs, biscuit, and lemon with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2336) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Draft to taster at brew pub pour light gold with minimal white head. Nose grapefruit, tangerine, light cat. Taste big grassy to grapefruit up front. Moderate malt mid palate. Actually lots of flavors for a session.


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