X-Mas Zinnebir

330 mL bottle from Green’s on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. $3.99 for the chance to try this.
Errr….Belgian Pale (as per current BA db designation), NO. Much more like a Brune.
Head and lace a quite poor and the body is a chestnut, deep brown.
Nose has a lot if peppery yeast.
Lots of pear and pineapple in the taste (along with a few other esters) which give the impression that the beer is going to be very fruity, however the character changes right at the end and in the finish and aftertaste. There is very surprising level of bitterness which kicks in. A hoppy, dry bitterness which seems very out of place. On the plus side the bitterness does not linger and the final flourish is an ethereal, fruity, slighly bubble-gum inspired blast.
Tricky beer that is difficult to pin down, but tasty and somewhat surprising.

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12/21/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.6
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