Profiled by Maria Devan for PGA
This poured a light amber gold with a fat creamy head of white foam. Clear and had bubbles rising to the top. Lovely presentation. You could call it glorious.
The nose is sweetened grain. it has a richness on the nose that is deep. A slight hop herbal grass to sweeten it. It drinks well. Hearty grain, dry and robust with plenty of depth and the hops are accents.
They add some sweet herbal grass to the palate for definition and depth.
The beer has a medium mouthfeel and is not shy. I would call it forceful in it’s malt stature. The malt is the drink.
It’s pleasing and leaves with a slight bit of dryness and maybe an earthiness that you could call bitter. This was made by a Thai brewer who got his training in Germany and it’s evident in this beer. Tall golden liquid grain with a an enthusiastic and crisp presence.
Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”
Maria Devan lives in Ithaca, NY and is frequent reviewer of beer and a beer lover deluxe.