Winter Ale (2012) / 5th Anniversary Ale - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
4.6/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Kern 5th Anniversary pours a dark faded golden yellow color with a long-standing white head.
The aroma is quite floral with a strong lilac or lily presence. A grapefruit, lemon, and apricot hop aroma adds a strong citrusy hop aroma to a biscuity malt base.
Each sip starts out with a biscuit and honey sweetness that is light and somewhat dry. As the flavor progresses, a juicy grapefruit flavor comes in with a hoppy vengenace. Apricot and some lemon zest provide some further depth to the strong hoppiness.
Bubbly carbonation also has a creamy quality to it, giving off the perception that this is a light, easy drinking beer. The 8% ABV is deceptive for sure.
Overall this is an extremely enjoyable beer out of Kern River.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2012 18:34:55 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Winter Ale (2012) / 5th Anniversary Ale from Kern River Brewing Company
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