Mistletoe Bliss - Lazy Boy Brewing
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4/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Service Temperature, 45 degrees. Judge Glassware is a 12 ounce tulip.
Appearance, is burgundy & clear with a soft mild white foamy head, and some faint lace etched around the glass.
Aroma, is a sweet honey, with some burned aroma, some oats, mild pine and citrus.
Taste, is earthy some mild biscuit, mild pine. The mouth waivers from mild to medium in regards to overall weight.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2007 04:51:14 | More by mnapier
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My first try from this new-ish WA brewer that just started recently showing up on Portland-area shelves. Lazy Boy's website calls this beer "[a] new brown ale on steroids!", but I'll call it a 'winter warmer' (seems to be a 'catch-all' style this time of year...).
Bottle lists ABV at 7.8%, though the site shows 7.5%.
Grains: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Brown, Vienna, Chocolate
A: Pours a warm bronze, liquid nutmeg and cinnamon colors. It's a very pretty look and surprisingly clear- looks almost like tea. Ample small carbonation rising to a light tan head that crests at about 1/2 finger and fades to a thin topping of mottled cream. Bits of lace pasted to the sides.
S: Light aroma of ripe fruit, but pretty subtle. Bits of toffee and spice with some fresh, citrus (orange) and mild pine resin.
T: Fairly bold maltiness, with emphasis of caramel and cocoa, surrounded by a mellower grassy and spicy hopping. Initially, this seemed a bit harsh and unbalanced, but as it warmed it really grew on me...lots of spice (tangy ginger and ground nutmeg) coupled with zesty lemon and a toasty dose of malted grains.
M: Has a likable thickness, somewhere between 'medium' and 'full'. Smooth, a touch creamy, and definitely easy to sip on. Alcohol warmth is concealed, just a slight lingering hop bittering on the back of the tongue.
D: Not a bad brew at all, nice balance and good flavors. I'm happy to have tried this and would recommend it to the Northwest BA's who can find it.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2007 17:45:11 | More by msubulldog25
Mistletoe Bliss from Lazy Boy Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.