Cold Hop British-Style Ale

12 oz single from Mac’s Midtown, Atlanta, GA, USA. Part of the (now) $8.99 mixed sixer. “British style”?? We’ll see!
Beautiful clarity on the golden pour. Nice carbonation and a decent amount of head, lace and retention. Looks nice.
Very light grassy, organic and floral type hops that greet the nose and palate simultaneously. Nice, easy going package upfront. Tasty and simple are the watch-words here.
Mild hop bite in the back end with a reserved dry character.
This does hit a nice note in as much as the package is relatively reserved and in that respect it sort of reflects the “British” angle. Obviously the alcohol seems a little on the high side if you are looking for something truly sessionable, and because of it the beer seems to have a slightly slick mouthfeel. In that regard it was a minor disappointment. Ho hum, I guess you can’t have everything.
All in all a decent beer but I just wish we could get the ABV down to create a better mouthfeel and drinkability to the whole deal.

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12/18/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.8 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.85
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