Circuit - Tin Man Brewing Company
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3.01/5 rDev +9.9%
16 oz. can poured into a pils.
A- Hazy yellow, goldenrodish body. Pillowy white head with big rings of lacing. Retention is really good.
S- Some straw, bit of hop spice. A little metallic in the nose, along with a bit of sweetness.
T- Spice hop upfront but not bitter, and the dry straw malts bring up the rear.
M- A little creamy. Mild carbonation and a very smooth finish. Just a bit drying.
O- This isn't a bad tasting beer, but it definitely is not a pilsener. Luckily, BA has it cataloged as a more appropriate style. Far from a pils really, since it isn't even actually a lager. Even if they renamed it, I would give it a better review, because I try to look at a beer by the style it is supposed to be. Tin Man should know that this isn't what they say it is, since their yeast strain for this beer (written on the can) contains "ale". One compliment on Tin Man, though: every beer i've had from them has produced a great head. Work out the kinks, and it could be successful.
08-24-2013 03:24:18 | More by BWED
2.61/5 rDev -4.7%
473ml can poured into my tall pilsner glass 26/7/13
A lots of tiny particles with a couple chunks being moved around by lots of big bubbles, two fingers of foam retains well and leaves a couple thick rings of lace
S heavy on the butterscotch, honey and caramel with some soggy cereal and little else, not what I was hoping for
T more of the same with a hint of grassy hops but not much, a slight improvement over the nose but still pretty lousy
M has some body and the bubbles work but the aftertaste leaves something to be desired
O off can perhaps? or just a crappy pilsner? doesn't really nail any pil characteristics and I finished it but I was pretty thirsty
one and done, not overly offensive but I wouldn't bother buying it
07-27-2013 02:19:29 | More by wordemupg
3.6/5 rDev +31.4%
16oz can. I know that this brewery is going for a metal/computer theme, but do you really want to describe the finish of your Czech Pilsener emulation as 'crisp and metallic'?
This beer pours a rather hazy, pale golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, silken white head, which leaves a uneven ring of chunky, droopy cloudy lace around the glass as it slowly abates.
It smells of biscuity, bready white cereal malt, a hint of strangled caramel, soft overripe lemon peel, and somewhat muted earthy, grassy hops. The taste is more bready, grainy cereal malt, with a suggestion of corn pops, a thoroughly neutered lemon essence, and leafy, dead grassy, and yes, kind of metallic hops.
The carbonation manifests on the mild side, with a slight, weak fizziness, the body medium-light in weight, and actually quite smooth. It finishes mostly dry, the middling Saaz hops grassy, and indeed still somewhat metallic in a flinty manner.
Not a bad tasting pale ale (not quite sure why Tin Man calls it a pilsner), with a moderately successful attempt at Bohemian sexing-up. Nothing overtly remarkable about this one, but I could foresee having a couple of these before I got bored.
07-04-2013 01:36:26 | More by biboergosum
Circuit from Tin Man Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.