Lagunitas Sirius Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by weezyfart:
4.3/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Orange amber in color there is a nice thin layer of lacing that holds for a generous amount of time.
Very intricate nose. There's some clove, light banana and mild citrus. Some floral hops peeking around the corner with good malt presence as well. Very layered for a cream ale.
The palate is very focused with the hops and malts hold hands tightly. For being over 7%, there is little to no alcohol heat which is lovely and welcoming. There are no tangents on this one. I don't feel the need to completely dissect it, just enjoy it. I have no problem with that at all.
The mouthfeel is, you guessed it, creamy with a healthy amount of bitterness riding my tongue for quite a while after swallowing. I found this beer to be very very drinkable. I may be afraid to stand up after about three of them, but my taste buds may ask me for more and more.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2008 23:13:06 | More by weezyfart
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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.