Lagunitas Sirius Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pouring from a 12 oz. into my BMS mug I notice a hearty copper body that's very clean with moderate carbonation rising slowly to an extremely thin, ephemeral head.
There's an oily viscosity to the nose with copious amounts of caramel malt and bountiful floral hops. Even smells creamy.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this offering but it is indeed quality. Solid bushels of oily, oily, oily hops. Creamy vanilla caramel hammers home the malt profile. True balance, abundance and Beautiful Chemistry. Even with slight earthiness on the finish this is very good.
Coats the palate like a velvety caramel sundae. Very creamy and slightly salty on the deep, full finish.
An almost luxurious effort. Slightly heavy but very satisfying. Looking forward to next spring's release.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2008 09:21:05 | More by IBUnit63
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4.75/5 rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A damn fine beer, I looked forward to it every summer. This wasn't what I used to think of when I heard the words "Cream Ale", but for me it redefined the style. I first picked up a six pack because of the name (and well, it's Lagunitas), and was surprised how much I enjoyed it.
The color is a golden caramel, with a mild head of uniformly small bubbles.
The aroma is a blend of creamy hoppiness, with some citrus notes.
The taste, aah the taste... Initially malty, then a mild citrus profile comes through, with a subtle hop finish. Don't rush this one, you've got to let it ride.
The mouthfeel is where the cream ale label fits. Very smooth.
In spite of the relatively high ABV, this was a very drinkable beer. It's a shame Lagunitas retired it, I wish I'd cellared some the last time I had the chance.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2011 23:40:42 | More by sirius
Lagunitas Sirius Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.