CynicAle

Thanks go out to swnicholson for the chance to try this one.
16 oz can. Not much pop on opening the ring pull. Slightly hazed, golden pour with good carbonation and a high rocky head. Bubbles continue to stream from the bottom of the Pilsner type glass. Head has pretty good retention and some very nice lace. Rocky, ice-cream like top. Looks very nice.
Nose reveals some hard fruits – apples, pears but is pretty light. A touch of sweet and sour tartness and perhaps a hint (no more) of funk.
Light orange with a peel like, marmalade twang. Mouthfeel is very light. A touch more bitterness associated with unsweetened grapefruit, but again quite mild. Finish is a touch metallic and lingers. Tartness and acidity finally ends the experience.
Extremely easy drinking, this is a bit like a Saison without the depth of body or the pronounced funk. Equally suited to cold or hot weather drinking, I could see myslef sinking a few of this outdoors and relishing the cans.
Good stuff.

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12/23/2008
Format:
can
ABV: 6.7 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.98
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