Stoke Bomber Bohemian Ale - McCashin's Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
3.18/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A - Pours a cloudy straw colour with a one fingered head that dissipates and leaves a thin film
S - Hoppy notes , citrus, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit although not very pronounced
T - Get the citrus up front with some sour tartiness like lemon merangue or grapefruit, a litle grassy with a slight although fairly pleasant bitterness at the end.
M - Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation
O - Not a bad ale. I actually don't mind it and was quite surprised. Lacks that flavour intensity a good pale ale has. Hence its more like a pale/lager. But worth a try
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2013 09:27:23 | More by PolarBear3
3.05/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Is it a Pale Ale or is it a Lager? Appearance-wise I would say Lager but aroma-wise it has Pale Ale characteristics and as such I've labelled it as an APA... I may be wrong, and if any McCashin's are out there in the BeerAdvocate world please by all means correct me.
Poured from a 650ml bottle into a Stein... was unsure which glass direction to go in there.
A: If it is an ale it is indeed very pale - straw coloured cloudy body with a cappuccino froth 1.5cm white head.
S: Light grapefruit aroma hops and a modest malt grain base. There is a sweet dash of honey thrown in as well. Not bad at all, however it is almost odourless.
T: Bit of a Frankenstein brew going on; spicy pepper hops upfront with that honey/toffee-like mid palate grain base and ends with a sour (slightly bitter) grapefruit note. Sounds interesting on paper but in practice it's a shamble of flavours vying for my attention, there's no harmony here.
M: Mid to light body and medium carbonation.
D: Lacking balance overall in the flavour department and again I'm disappointed with Stoke, who are essentially the people that created the excellent "Mac's" beers. What has happened with these brewers? Proverbially flying too close to the sun is my guess, trying to reinvent the wheel when they had such good brews from their previous endeavour. Perhaps they set the bar too high?
Note: It actually gets better as it warms up, like an English pub brew. Beats the Stoke Bomber KPA marginally.
Food match: Bohemian ale conjures up thoughts of classic Czech cuisine, however this is the opposite of what I would recommend - roasted poultry with a zesty salad is the way to go.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2012 07:50:47 | More by doktorhops
Stoke Bomber Bohemian Ale from McCashin's Brewery
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