Ding Points: 71.50
Pour: 80.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00
I’m a big fan of lemongrass in all kinds of contexts and beer is no exception. I like the crisp, fruity element that it can bring. Of course it is a tricky thing to deal with, since the balance can easily be upset by using too much, but ultimately I usually look forward to it. I hope this is not an exception. 12 oz single from Mac’s Midtown, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pale, hazy light butterscotch pour as predicted. The head is nice and fluffy, and leaves some attractive lace. The retention is pretty good too, with some nice, spotty film left on the surface. Nice looking beer.
Nose offers some light lemon and a little acidity, but it’s not strong or aggressive.
Tastes follow suit and don’t really deliver a lot of lemon, but there is a fruity, gentle acidity especially in the finish. A little tangy which is really the crucial characteristic here.
Not much mouthfeel. Presence is not big, and that’s the weakest part of the beer if truth be told. Obviously with a beer of this type and ABV you are not expecting something huge in that department, however at the same time the beer much tread the tightrope of not getting weak and watery as well.
Tastes are reserved and I can use a bit more ooomph here, but overall it does what it says on the tin and drinks quite nicely. Above average if not spectacular.
Other: 4.5%, American Blonde Ale.