tmoreau (3929) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Yorktown brewpub as a 12 oz. serving to a stemmed globe glass, showing a hazed, deep copper hue, with a presentable, off white/ light cream, frothy head, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was an expressive combination of smooth malt, estery sweetness, perfumy citrus as orange & grapefruit, and a touch of pine on the back. The flavor was similar, continuing the smooth & creamy malt with a little graininess, strong but under control hop bitterness and favorable, tongue coating astringency. Medium to full bodied, with some warming alcohol presence, and pleasant dryness to the finish.