Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle (brewed by Hall Brewing in Parker).
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, husks), trace hops (flowers), with notes of DMS, ammonia, plastic, and other chemicals.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, husky, unclean.
Light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation.
Why oh why did the Tivoli license owner give Hall Brewing the contract for this?! Did they not try Hall’s own products first to see if they could even brew or not? I mean, I don’t imagine the Prost version was any good either, but it probably wasn’t nearly as DMS- and chemical-laden as this. Shockingly awful.