DeSantis Strong Ale - Naked City Taphouse
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RedDiamond:
2.73/5 rDev +11.9%
This strong red ale is brewed with Belgian character but is not a sour beer of Flemish design. It shows a stunning polished cherry color with minimal lather or carbonation. The best word to describe it is "sharp" in the sense of intrusive alcoholic heat and the warm fermented phenolics I usually associate with candi sugar. (I'm assured that no candi sugar is used here.)
Brewed as an avant-niche beer, DeSantis grows harsh as it warms and unfolds.
02-22-2010 02:40:15 | More by RedDiamond
More User Reviews:
2.15/5 rDev -11.9%
Appearance: Very nice dark crimson color, very little head, doesn't look properly carbonated.
Smell: Uh, Oh...very sweet smell. Seems unbalanced. Picking up a little yeast...not particularly inviting.
Taste: Very disappointing. Not near enough carbonation for a supposed Belgian style. Way too sweet with no balance.
Mouthfeel : Kind of a watery syrupy mouthfeel .
Drinkability: Forget about it...this is just punishment. Do I have to drink it because I paid $4.50 for a 10 oz.? Naked City, why you do me like this?
Not impressed by this beer. Honestly if I picked this up at the grocery store for $6 a six pack I would drain pour it. What is it with some American brewers that think a Belgian style is supposed to be a sugar malt bomb with no carbonation and an off putting yeast flavor. Not how they do it in the old country.
03-02-2010 18:32:51 | More by Hortus
DeSantis Strong Ale from Naked City Taphouse
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.