Classic copper colored pour with a lovely head. Lace and retention aren’t great, that’s a shame, but overall the beer looks solid.
The first gulps are little too bitter for my liking, but this quickly subsides into the richer, maltier part of the spectrum where the beer should reside. Nose offers the maltier side immediately. The beer has a simple mouthfeel, with decent carbonation and some sweetness. The light acidity falls in to a full and sweet finish, just right for the style, but … just when I was feeling really good about the beer … the bitterness that was originally hidden kicks back in a little at the end. I’m guessing this was a cumulative effect.
In the end, even though the beer meandered all over the place during its consumption, I still feel this is a touch too bitter for the style. It grates a little with some earthy notes that aren’t all that clean, and it has some onion notes that also don’t feel very Noble in their manifestation.
I’m not sure about this. It feels like it was almost there, and then it went a bit tangential. Feels like a homebrew that needs to be dialed in, and that one day might be just right. Didn’t hate it, but it’s hard to recommend with so many other good examples out there.