Permafrost - Burnside Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.99/5 rDev +7.3%
22 oz bottle bought from "Roth’s Sunnyslope Market" in South Salem. $5.49 Pours a hazy darker amber colour with a nice sized cream coloured head. Very appetizing malty aromas (if that’s your thing) coffee,semi-sweet chocolate,figs,raisins come to mind..fruity hops. Taste similar to aroma a bit more sweet though! nice dark chocolate bitter aftertaste. Nice enough mouth feel medium to ow carbonation but its smooth enough over the tongue. Touch of alcohol warmth in the very end. I actually liked this one quite a bit..its a sipper though.
02-09-2014 03:59:17 | More by Reidrover
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium to dark reddish orange amber with a thin, light tan head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, raisins, lightly nutty; light seasonal spicing. Flavor is citrus hops, grapefruit and lemon, caramel malt and muddled mixed fruit. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. An interesting riff on a red ale, with that style's general fruitiness, sweet malt and moderate to aggressive hopping. Light hints of winter spices are not overdone, but add to a lack of direction in this ale. Some of the flavor balance is reminiscent of a light barleywine. An interesting and pleasant winter ale that does not really come together cohesively.
01-13-2014 04:48:55 | More by LiquidAmber
3.2/5 rDev -14%
Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head but has pretty poor retention. The head is a light beige while the body is a deep amber with hints of maroon and crimson which appears as mostly dark amber when held up to the light. Some spots of lacing.
Nose- At first, I was at a lose- I couldn't smell anything. Maybe a little bit of cornflakes, something funky but not Brett funky. That's gone but now I get light cherry and raisins. Not exactly sure what style this beer is supposed to be (I'm guessing Winter Warmer) and the aroma hasn't provided any clues. Swirling shows cherry and raisins with a bit of tartness.
Taste- Sweetness on the front- initially, a light play of citrus and raisins and cherry. Progresses to show more of a malt bill that hints at caramel and a little bit of leather. Some grapefruit and other citrus from the Amarillo and Meridian hops. At the moment, I don't really think they work with the malt bill which seems a bit dull and musty. (And not musty in the way that I like). Not much more complexity than what I've mentioned and it may just be all the HOTD I had last night, but this beer seems pretty boring. No flaws but a pretty average beer. Light caramel. Light matchstick. Just above average. I've enjoy both Amarillo and Meridian hops but this beer falls flat.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a slight dryness. Pretty low carbonation. A little gritty, possibly even chewy.
Drinkability- Fairly sessionable and no real heat. The problem is that this beer is boring. Not a big loss at 5 bucks for a bomber but this is not a purchase I intend to repeat.
Overall- Just above average (if that). I would give it a try but do not mistake that for an enthusiastic endorsement. I know Burnside can do better than this.
11-11-2013 02:34:39 | More by artoolemomo
2.63/5 rDev -29.3%
Bomber poured in a nonic, Permafrost is lightly hazed chestnut with a thin off-white skim that leaves light, scattered foamy lace.
Smell is hot, fusels. Cherries as it warms and opens.
Taste is also hot, with muddy, sweet malts and fairly robust hop bitterness. A little bit of fruitiness.
Mouthfeel is flabby, surprisingly thin.
Drinkability isn't too high. This is disjointed and poorly executed. Frankly, par for the course in my experience with these guys, although I've only had their common bottlings so maybe their special draughts are better, but I'm not in a hurry to find out.
01-12-2014 06:33:35 | More by ccrida
Permafrost from Burnside Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.