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Dos Pistolas - Great River Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

25 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 22.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great River Brewery visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bennetj17 on 04-25-2013)
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheQuietMan22:
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.03/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Serving type: 12-ounce cans. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a pilsner glass. The color is deep caramel brown. A half-finger of light, off-white foam disappeared almost instantly, leaving behind a skim and thin ring around the edge.

Smell: Hairspray, or faint nail polish, is most noticeable at first. (It is nowhere near as strong as it is in some Schell beers, though.) Underneath are toasted malts, caramel, and a little toffee. There are hints of dark fruit esters hanging around in the background, and there is a surprise dusting of cinnamon. As it warms it becomes very bready. It kind of oscillates between a salon and a school lunch cinnamon roll.

Taste: The first couple sips are an awkward fusion of the hairspray (I really have no clue what that would impart that; floral hops?), bready malts, and caramel. As the beer warms, the mix becomes much more pleasing and tasty. Hairspray continues to dominate, though.

Drinkability: This is the last Dos Pistolas I will drink from a glass. The rest will be straight from the can, baby!

Serving type: can

06-15-2013 02:32:32 | More by TheQuietMan22
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Dos Pistolas from Great River Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.