elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 9, 2013
Fall ’12 notes: Pours pale gold, small lacing. Nice subtle spicing, intrigue, bready, allspice and pepper finish. Still finishes clean! onceblind (10318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Clear brilliant gold with a thin sticky laceful head. Nose reminds me of grilling chicken; lots of lemon and pepper aromas, and little else. The taste has the same notes on the nose, but with a little bit of blonde sweet maltiness on the start. Then the lemon-pepper kicks in, with a little floral bitterness like lavender or something. Overall it has a nice medium body with a balanced feel and off-dry finish, so it’s not too heavy on the pepperiness or the lemon tone. They’re both pretty present but it remains refrained.