keanex (1640) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Water Street.
Appearance: Deep garnet body with good clarity. Creamy tan head.
Aroma: Caramel and toffee are prominent with hints of cocoa, roasted nuts and fruity English yeast esters. Good aroma strength.
Taste: Mild flavor. Hints of toffee, nuts and fruity esters. Quick and dry finish.
Palate: Light-medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Decent mild, very enjoyable, but I wish it were maltier.
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark and clean pouring with nice tan head. Nice roasted aroma with floral hops coming through. Great low ABV session beer, probably my favorite by Water St. thus far. Fresh hops are well balanced with toasted malt flavors. Notes of cocoa and vanilla fade into crisp and refreshing clean finish.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A low-abv chocolaty and herbal-hoppy dark ale that is an explosion of freshness. Great session beer.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Very dark clear mahogany body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: Nose is roasted with smooth fresh leafy hops. Taste is low-sweetness black chocolate, cacao powder, ice-cream, burnt toasts, generous amount of leafy and herbal hops. Pleasant green herbal bitterness. Slim but never watery. Quite flavourful for a 3.9% beer. An overall sensation of this freshness quality that I can never put into words. This was a stand-out beer, light but flavorful, refreshing despite being chocolaty, perfectly balanced. I’m entering this as a Mild Ale because it is 3.9% beer with the world ‘Mild’ in the name, but really this is a no style low-abv beer. I could drink pint after pint of this beer, and I don’t know how drinking a lot of beer is supposed to help improving my cardio-vascular system but who am I do disagree with science I just made up?