Somewhat surprised to come across this at Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. $7.99 for th 22 oz, gold foiled bottle with the new style Great Divide label. Bottled on April 15th 2009.
Poured into the Southampton Weizen glass the beer produces a pretty decent head. It lacks much creamy density but it is well formed (if light) but does not produce much lace. The body is a surprisingly thin, bright yellow macro-like pour but has some cloudy presence.
Nose has some acidity and some light funk/lemon.
Tastes are quite like an adjunct lager! It isn’t until the finish that we get some greater acidity and more funk. A dry finish builds from the middle of the beer and reaches a crescendo in the back of the beer. Quite a lot of unbalanced bitterness.
Mouthfeel has a creamy nature which pulls it briefly away from the macro-lager situation that some of the other characteristics seem to have built.
WOW – odd. I’m not sure what the Great Divide boys have really achieved here. It’s a bit like a lemony macro lager! I’m genuine surprised at how poor this seems to be in some aspects for the style. Another visit maybe? By GD’s standards, not a very good beer.
Great Divide Brewing Company
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