5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café: Translucent golden, a little fiery in color, lively carbonation, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing. Pale biscuit nose, bready, and nutty. Seems a little soft, or at least softer than most. Mealy on the tongue, but not too heavy, pale breadiness, very soft stray/hay like sweetness, very minor biscuit. Not as heavy as I would have thought. More in the traditional sense perhaps? Wished it were a little sweeter tho. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Biscuity backside, a little nutty, bready, pakle sweetness lingers. Clean for sure. Wished it were a little heavier, despite being heavier than most German examples. Oh, and if heavier, sweeter, more caramel or toffee would be nice. Other than that, a clean and slightly heavier example than most German versions.