TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at Beer Under Glass 2012 (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deeper golden pour, touches of amber glow and depper hazy murk. A frothy lush whitish head sits atop, laces well and sticks around. Aromas are gentle citrusy grapefruit, lemons, melon. Touches of orange, mellow sweeter apple and pear, bready malts, some dryness, straw. Initial is mellow dry bitter hops, grapefruit, lemons, and rich touches of citrus. Middle is gentle sweetness but nothing offensive, rich touches of bitterness, fruit, NO cotton candy or bubblegum. Rich bitterness into the backend, touches of grapefruit, melon, and lemons. Oranges, pears, apples. Backend and finish is bitter, fruity. Well done.