Windshield Owl Pale Ale - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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3.49/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Yet another Lost Coast one-off brew - purchased in a recent trip up north due to the ridiculous art on the bottle without even knowing what it was at first. After discovering that this was a charity beer, I felt more compelled to buy it, despite my usual dissatisfaction with all beers Lost Coast makes. Poured out of a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass.
Pours a very golden yellow color, with barely any amber streaks to make note of. With a semi-aggressive pour, this yields a good deal of frothy, bubbly white foam that is very pleasing to the eye - this must be a rather fresh bottle. Some lacing on the glass, but nothing to tide me over. Some noticeable amount of bubbles glide upwards to the top. A good looking, albeit rather generic beer when it comes to presentation.
Smells rather light - but, this being a fresh beer given the nature of its release, it still provides warm toasty grainy notes and slight fresh citrus and grass. Toffee prevails here, with additional notes of sugar cane. Apricots and mild white peaches make up the flavor profile, combined with a bit of orange and lemon zest. There's a mild green apple flavor, however, which I can only count as a bit of an off-flavor. It adds on to the citrus notes, but it's a bit distracting.
The flavor is good as well - although it's not without some minor flaws. At first, notes of sweet toasted grains consisting of caramel and (what presumes to be) candi sugar meet the palate, which then is awash with a good amount of citrus peel, pine, and grass that cleanses away the sweetness. A bit of stone fruit permeates on the tongue and leaves a long-lasting lingering fruity sensation that melds well with the pine. Carbonation is good for the style, and it holds a crisp sensation from the good quality grainy profile and water used. While it lacks a yeasty forward personality, I cannot get over the rising acetone (nail polish) burn that began to rise halfway through. I'm glad I paired this with food, because I think that would have made itself substantially noticeable in the long run.
Another decent release from Lost Coast, and while I think it was a better tasting beer than the one-off release amber beer that was available a while back, this still reeked of certain off-flavors that disappointed me. Pair with food, especially of the fatty variety. Here's hoping that Lost Coast, one of these days, will make a beer that satisfies me on all accounts.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2013 17:07:03 | More by magictacosinus
4/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am a sucker for charity brews... I bought 3+ on the trip to the coast. Picked up at Lost Coast... Poured into my HotD goblet... great looking white head... the brew is clear golden.
Clean pale malts balanced by enough citrus hoppiness on the nose..
Flavor shows some minor toast points with the above aromas pushed onto the palate...
Good body with a sorta lush small bubble carbonation..
Good enough... I would buy this again.. especially knowing a small part of my cash goes to a good conservation effort.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2012 04:39:11 | More by JohnGalt1
4.1/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
All proceed from the sale of these bottles goes to the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center.
Pours a bright gold color with a nice white head.
Aromas are nice, caramel creamy malts, and lots of fresh hops, mostly resin, and sweet citrus.
Taste is not nearly as hoppy as the nose suggests. Starts out with some dry bready malts, some crystal sweetness, and a general dry character. Finish is crisp, with a spicy and citrus like hoppy bite.
Mouthfeel is soft, full and smooth.
Overall this is a nice pale. Drinkable, but not heavy, but still with plenty of flavors. Well worth picking up if you are ever in Humboldt.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2011 04:23:56 | More by flexabull
Windshield Owl Pale Ale from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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