Samurai Gazebo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
4.95/5 rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I am not sure how this tick didn't immediately get posted; I was so totally INSANE over this beer when I had it at Sheffield's in Chicago. Review from backlog.
FFF: PLEASE MAKE MORE OF THIS!!!
Big thanks to Alex for pointing this one out to me; though it is a FFF one-off, APL is not always the style du jour for me. Put Sorachi Ace in the mix, well, we have a different story now...
A - The brew pours pale and translucent. I cannot honestly say what color these pints are, as it is too dark in this bar. The brew is capped with a decently pillowy head, given the style, and deposits some lace too.
S - The nose is comprised of a pristine pale malt base, suggesting minerals and spring water; this provides the optimal springboard for which to launch the intensely delectable Sorachi Ace notes. The floral aromas of confederate jasmine blooming during a sultry Southern night (I know this aroma well...) as well as my beloved white gardenia in full bloom are beautifully intense, but do not cross over into being perfume-y, which seems easy given the specific notes involved. There are some fruity kiwi-like notes as I get deep, deep, deep into the pint. There could be no more pleasurable floral note than this one, and this may be my favorite hop bouquet of all-time.
T - The flavor is just awesomeness liquidly quantified. Floral notes of gardenia, jasmine and rose are so sublimely delectable, vanilla and kiwi-centric tropical-citric notes are also suggested, and the paleness is just so pristine. This beer is almost sensual, as ridiculous as it sounds, in its sensory qualities.
M - Having a beer this delicious merely touch your mouth qualifies as an exceptional feel. Drinking several pints is far beyond that.
O - The brewers at Three Floyds have just blown my mind with this beer. This is one of the most masterful creations I've had. Furthermore, it blows the rest of the style out of the water. Additionally still, it is a combo of flavor so awesomely pleasurable, and yet these flavors are virtually unknown to my fairly experienced palate; it begs the question: why isn't every beer like this?
Serving type: on-tap
05-24-2011 15:55:46 | More by ktrillionaire
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