Cluster's Last Stand - Round Guys Brewing Company
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Reviews by FickleBeast:
2.83/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
12 oz can poured into a nonic. Given out at the 2013 National Homebrewers Conference.
Pours a hazy straw yellow color with foam that overfills the glass before I've poured half of the beer in. This is a 20 ounce glass. I've heard that these cans have been exploding on people, and I can see why. Aroma is kind of grainy with some mineral hoppiness as well.
First sip is bone dry, with a minerally flavor. Almost no residual sweetness. Clearly over carbonated. This must have continued fermenting in the can. For as much as I can tell, the underlying beer seems very clean and crisp, but the harsh aftertaste and fizzy mouthfeel is a big detractor.
Would have loved to have tried this as the brewer intended.
Serving type: can
07-13-2013 00:00:38 | More by FickleBeast
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3.18/5 rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
12 oz. can distributed as one of four commerative beers for the NHC2013 meeting in Philadelphia, PA, unclear bottling date, poured into my Victory pilsner tasting glass, drank 6/30/13 over thirty minutes.
A: 3.00 - straw golden-yellow coloration, very murky (can both see or read through and inappropriate for style), overwhelming foamy white head requires sequential pouring, eventually dissipates into one finger, little alcohol legs
S: 3.00 - picking up a strange admixture of Cluster hop spicy/floral, clean lager yeast and slight tartness; again, the latter is inappropriate for style but smells good to me - more like a berlinerweisse than a pilsner for sure
T: 3.50 - on the anterior tongue, there is moderate bitterness for style which is probably the result of a heavy-handed addition of bittering Cluster hops; in the middle of the tongue, the lager yeast flavors kick in but eventually there is a tartness that, to me, is pleasant enough but not appropriate for style
M: 2.50 - moderate body, slight hop oils coating the tongue, 5.00% is hidden by the hops; overwhelming (and inappropriate amount of) carbonation for style (and just generally), mild alcohol legs
O: 3.00 - based on the above, it probably becomes clear to the astute reader that, I think, this is an infected beer - so much so that the cans were deforming and exploding for some shortly after pick-up; thankfully, mine did not explode but both cans (for my wife and me) were significantly deformed on opening due to overcarbonation; based on the flavors that I'm picking up, I'd say that lactobacillus and/or pedobacillus are the likely culprits; anyway, this beer was free so I don't want to be too harsh; albeit it's an infected pilsner, I closed my eyes and pretended that it was something closer to a berlinerweisse or another mildly tart, low ABV sour style and then enjoyed it much more
Serving type: can
07-01-2013 03:59:03 | More by MNishCT77
Cluster's Last Stand from Round Guys Brewing Company
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