Thursday's Red Ale - Septem Microbrewery
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3.66/5 rDev +4.9%
330ml bottle. This would be Thursday's turn in this brewery's marketing concept of a beer for each day of the week. Made with Cascade and Fuggles hops, pitting new world versus old.
This beer pours a clear, medium red brick amber hue, with four fingers of puffy, foamy, and thickly frothy ecru head, which leaves some decently attractive eroding limestone cliff lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells of mildly candied orange and grapefruit citrus, wet pine needles, softly biscuity caramel malt, a hint of crystallized toffee, fruity bread, and further leafy, earthy hop notes. The taste is gritty, grainy caramel malt, hard toffee, muted blended citrus juice, melon rind, a mild stoniness, and earthy, weedy hops.
The carbonation is quite tame, and barely perceptible after a weak opening edginess, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and plain in its otherwise unimpeded smoothness. It finishes fairly dry, the caramel sweetness giving way to the biscuity toffee and loitering musty, earthy hops.
Thursday starts off quite American in its hop profile (how often I could say that for any day!), and then slowly morphs into an almost bitter English ale, as the malt makes a similar journey from sweet to biscuity. Overall, a tasty enough, if sort of underachieving amber ale, the branding nearly the most interesting thing about it.
02-07-2014 01:39:39 | More by biboergosum
3.53/5 rDev +1.1%
Bottle marked best by 30 Sept. 2014, bought in a AB grocery in Naoussa, Paros. Attractive ice-tea color with a reddish tinge, call it raspberry ice tea, fairly clear, with a thin layer of fine-bubbled foam. Nice, not overpowering aromas of floral hops, cherry tree, toast, caramel, a cinnamon note that I might attribute to a background smell. Initially balanced between the Cascade hop metallic note and caramel malt, with notes of chocolate, raspberry, root beer, and then it all dries out in a hop finish. The feel is on the thin side, with an edge of effervescence. It's an interesting move to bring more hops into this style and more malt to the Greek beer scene.
07-12-2014 20:25:56 | More by ManforallSaisons
Thursday's Red Ale from Septem Microbrewery
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