The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.4/5 rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into perfect pint glass
A: One inch creamy light tan head. When held up to sunlight a deep amber color bordering on brown. Crisp and clear. Small bubbles slowly rise to the top. Head dissipated over 2 minutes and left a good amount of lacing behind. The depth of color and clearness is great.
S: A scent of caramelized something, pumpkin, resinous birch and hops, and an herb I’m not familiar with on a solid underlying malt scent. I’ve never smelled anything like this in a beer before. This was hard for me to describe. I had to get out a scent wheel, which I just got a few weeks ago. Yes, I’m a dork. A lemon herb scent comes out as the beer warms and I drink it down.
T: It reminds me of a mix of an amber and brown ale that went to awesomeness camp. A lot of the taste is the same as the scent, but I get more of a toasted malt base and a bit of lemon on the immediate aftertaste/exhale. That lemon verbena comes out in the taste as the beer warms.
M: Drinks lighter at first and then moves near a medium mouthfeel.
O: I’ve never had a beer like this before. That is awesome. It is awesome. I wish it was cheaper. I’m glad this will be available as a growler fill on Halloween day. I’m interested to see if I am as excited about it after I drink several (not necessarily at the same time). The only downside I can think of is the toasted malt character dominates in the aftertaste after the first half of the beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2011 23:11:55 | More by BJA
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The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado from Stone Brewing Co.
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