El Lector

32 oz growler courtesy of Joey as part of a care package from the brewery.
Beer pours a very cloudy, chocolate brown color with a very, very modest head. Lace is minimal. In stronger light the beer takes on more orange hues. Does look especially attractive, but having said that a great Mild is seldom a stunning looker, so there is a degree of authenticity about that!
Nose is a very nutty affair – noticeably so in fact. Surprising. If this were a blind taste taste I would guess that this was a brown ale with nut character of some description. As the beer warms, the nutty character seems to morph into a yeast and nut combo.
The beer does not replicate the nutty character of the nose which frankly is a good thing, but is does leave a little residual in the back end.
The beer is simply balanced with a pleasing drinkability that goes down easily, but it seems a long way removed from an English Dark Mild to me. No sweat, I’m just delighted to get the chance to drink a well balanced, tasty beer that comes in at session strength – it is LITERALLY difficult to be able to do that these days in the US. For this, I am grateful, cheers CCB.

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03/25/2011
Format:
growler
ABV: 4.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.63
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