hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft... Clear golden lager with a small, creamy, white heat. Great retention. The nose is of biscuit and honey malts infused with spicy, green-peppery hops alongside an unfortunate, undeniable note of acetaldehyde. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is balanced, bready and minerally, but as with the aroma, there is an undeniable, off-putting tang of acetaldehyde. Finishes bland and minerally. I didn’t like this beer at all, but then I’m extremely sensitive to acetaldehyde. If you don’t mind acetaldehyde bombs like Bud Lite and Miller Lite, then go for it. I had a headache and my mouth and stomach went sour within thirty minutes of drinking this. The guy sitting next to me loved it and he’s someone who’s tastes I respect. So, there’s that.