Blue Heron Pale Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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2.55/5 rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Poured this American Pale Ale from a cold bottle into a room temperature pint glass.
Appearance - Soapy is probably the most appropriate way to describe the white head on this beer; poured about 2-3 fingers of white head which dissipated fairly quickly; light, golden color; looks refreshing.
Smell - Sweet, grainy, wheaty; hard to define. As the beer warms up the smell turns fruity.
Taste - Slightly bitter initially; transitioned to less bitter and dry; still leaves an overall bitter aftertaste, though.
Mouthfeel - I find this beer to be slightly displeasing on the palate; bitter; over-carbonated; not smooth.
Overall - Not my favorite beer; average for a pale ale; I find it bitter and I dislike the aftertaste. Might just be me but I would not buy this beer again. Almost tastes slightly skunked; astringent; the guy who described Blue Heron as a salad with slightly stale croutons and a bitter vinaigrette is right on!
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2013 02:02:56 | More by AAG
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Blue Heron Pale Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
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