Victory Art Brew Samhain APA

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Brewed by Victory Art Brew
Style: American Pale Ale
Ivanteevka, Moscow obl., Russia

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer brewed Samhain on November 1 and is named in honor of the Celtic New Year , celebrated on this day. We planned to cook Pale Ale American-style , but at the same time wanted to get something more traditional and English : balanced -session beer that you can drink all night with friends for spiritual conversation. Digging in history, we have found a compromise and cooked version of American pale ale , dating back to the birth of this style (70 - 80s of the 20th century ) , when American brewers want to receive similar to British bitters class, but because of limited access to English hops they had to use local varieties of hops. Samhain APA no different extreme flavor and taste - it is very beverage beer every day, with a bright amber color and a pleasant mild citrus aroma formed American hops Amarillo and Cascade, added at a late stage of the cooking , plus dry hopping.
Very light body , dry and confident bitter in taste and aftertaste - what more do you need for a long night?

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3.4
Idiosynkrasie (7628) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 22, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear, slightly reddish, pale amber colour with average to huge, foamy, mostly lasting, fairly lacing, off-white head. Piney hoppy aroma, citrusy, zesty hints of orange and mandarine. Taste is dry, slightly bitter, piney hoppy, hints of orange and mandarine, orange zest, with a minimally waxy touch, caramel malty basis with a minimally nuttily touch of peanut; lively, refreshing carbonation. Very flavourful for just 4.0% abv.

3.3
johndoughty (5472) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Bottle Golden with a small head.Slightly sulphuric with a bitter edge that is quite sharp. Quite reasonable but could have been better bottled..

3.4
zvikar (6218) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 21, 2016
Pours yellow hazy with a nice head, aroma of fruits, hops, onion, lemon and apples, flavor is bitter with fruits, lemon, apples, lemon skin, medium bodied

3.4
bewyder (513) - FRANCE - JUL 28, 2016
Dorée foncée-ambrée claire, houblon floral, notes fruitées, agrumes, amertume agréable, petite pointe sèche. 50cl à la pression au bar Fish Fabrique, Saint-Petersbourg, Russie, bue le 30/06/2016.

3.4
Tony_Grayne (405) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 30, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours clear light amber to golden colour. Unstable white head. Minimal lacing. Yeast sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Aroma: fresh hops, pine, some earthy notes, ash. Taste: slightly herbal, pine, hops. Long hoppy ending. That was my first craft beer, actually. Decent.

3.4
Werthergoethe (354) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 3, 2015
Яркий хмелево& аромат, цвет - мутнова& янтарны& Плотная пена. Горький хмелево- вкус. Горькое послевк&

3.9
Shurf (17) - RUSSIA - JUL 5, 2015
Хороший вариант для ознаком& с крафтов& пивом как таковым - горечь не такая экстрем& как у IPA, при этом отличны& хмелево& аромат и солодов& вкус

4.5
lacrus (4) - Voronezh, RUSSIA - JUL 3, 2015 does not count
хороший аромат, остальн& парамет& в балансе

3.4
vinivini (2586) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUN 2, 2015
Deep golden, moderate head, nice lacing. Aroma of maracuja, peach, dust. Light to medium body. Fruity & spicy flavour. Overall decent.

3.6
MrTipple (5380) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Aroma: fruity, floral hops, bread and grain malts. Appearance: hazy gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: hoppy, light bitters continue, malty sweets coming up. Overall: very quaffable APA, light ABV and yet flavourful. Bottle at Craft rePUBlic, Moscow.


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