Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
I am always wary of Rivertown but they always do just enough to make me consider picking up a single when I have the chance. This one is typical. Average to slightly below average this is the type of beer to drink as fresh as possible. Already a few months later it was beginning to lose its edge.
Aroma / Appearance - The rosy reddish brown base glows like the setting sun. Long spindly legs crawl down the sides lie sheets of ice. Herbal green tea, mulch, and iced tea with a dash of lemon underscore the hoppy bite. This fits the mood of fall very well even a season late.
Flavor / Palate - Honey, rose hips, tea leaves, and oak chips erode the palate. The mild bitter finish is not timid but neither does it abuse the senses. The finish refreshes the back of the throat. Overall this is a nice beer though next time I would drink it sooner to see if retains more of a hop bite.