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‎750 mL bottle, the second in the NJ turnpike series. Thanks go out to Steve for the chance to try this ‎one.‎
Pour is a very nice, hazed orange with great carbonation and some pretty decent head. Light and wispy ‎on top. ‎
Nose is very interesting since it sums up the whole beer rather well. The smell gets into this strange ‎no-man’s-land between “greater than standard/subtle”, but “not quite imperial/double”. The tastes ‎are the same. It threatens alcohol but it never quite delivers; it says it will deliver a flavor punch, but ‎doesn’t. A touch of medicinal pepper.‎
It’s REALLY odd to me because I am the type of person that craves low ABV, subtle beer but still ‎appreciates and enjoys many of the larger brews. This really OUGHT to be a massive Imperial Pilsner ‎‎(or the like), but it slightly misses by being too subtle. The problem is that it’s too BIG to be subtle. It ‎misses on both counts!‎
It just falls between two stools. The alcohol never kicks in properly but it’s too big to be sessionable.‎
Quite frustrating, but still tastes OK.‎

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12/13/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.2 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.58
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