The Black Gate - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The first beer I had last time I was in Chico to pick up some barrel aged Bigfoot.
Poured an amazing black for a lager. Would have thought this was their stout, but for the difference in viscosity. Amazing head retention. Great lacing. Near perfection.
Aroma was seemingly hopped heavily with cascades & chinooks. Enjoyable.
Taste had the light crisp mouthfeel of a pilsner, but the roasting of a porter. Well carbonated, light on its feet, but plenty bitter. You really get the best of both worlds with this one. The hopping is substantial, just like the carbonation that seems to only amp up the bitterness relative to the body. The roasting of the malt is heavy here, even if the amount used isn't all that big and well suited to the style. Plenty dry, not sweet at all.
Would definitely like to see this again. 29 IBU
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2013 17:04:05 | More by Beerandraiderfan
The Black Gate from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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