Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing
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2.59/5 rDev -29.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a goblet.
A: Clear, pale golden color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Hops qualities are prominently featured, but not overpowering. Citrus qualities are bright while savory features also develop in the form of onion/garlic notes. Subtle bread requires some straining to detect.
T: Begins almost dry, with pungent green herbaceous hops aromatics and clumsy malt that is doughy and like corn starch. Flavors become thin and seltzery into the middle, like a soft drink cut with water. Bitterness is pure and chemical in the finish, clinging stubbornly to the palate and clearly outdistancing other flavor qualities.
M: Thin viscosity, slightly resinous and acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.
D/O: This seasonal offering from New Belgium seems like a rush job, struggling to find any of the Mosaic hops cultivar's wonderful qualities. Amarillo is well-represented, but cannot right the ship all on its own--not in the face of such a fumbled development of malt qualities.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2013 20:11:40 | More by beagle75
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