Triple Th-wet Hop - West Sixth Brewing Company
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3.64/5 rDev -0.3%
The beer poured weakly with a darker than pale yellow coloring, watery perhaps, with a fizzy thin head.
The scent is a bit hollow with a hop presence but not an ability to discern the hop character.
Ostensibly, this should be lightly flavored but that is certainly not the case. I get a lot of fruity grapefruit, light lemon, orange and then some pine needle.
At 5.5 pct ABV this is no session beer but it drinks and feels as such. Such an ease on the palate, light carbonation and no astringency makes this potentially dangerous.
I am thoroughly confused by this beer as it is labeled a Marzen but there is not a speck of malt. Instead, I actually asked if it were a new "sessionable" IPA. Lots of hop flavor and no Oktoberfest taste.
10-20-2013 02:54:08 | More by KYGunner
3.28/5 rDev -10.1%
Presumably a blend of what's best about fall seasonal ales- its Oktoberfest Festbier and wet-hopped ale all in one. While a pleasant and fresh tasting ale, the luke-warm approach to each keeps the beer lacking the best of either styles.
Its appearance is solidly copper-gold and with near-brilliant clarity. As the beer settles, it releases only a delicate foam stance that hardly blankets the surface. While lacing is mild, skim islands of foam trickle above the beer. Its simply rich in color for an Oktoberfest and less foamy than hoppy beers.
Delicate aromas of caramel, grain, nuttiness and a pep of bread crust- the ale is lighlty savory and malty-sweet to the nose. Pleasant but light hop aromas are timid with grass, citrus and spice. Playing out much more like an Amber Ale, the nose is inviting yet robust on the malt front.
To taste, even more caramel dominance ensues. Medium-sweet to the palate, its crusty, nutty and grain flavor is met with light floral hops that turn citrusy in the middle and then spicy and lemony in finish- seemingly balancing the caramel with sassafras. Finishing semi-dry, its taste is lightly bitter and hosts a slow fade into the next sip.
Medium through and through, the beer's semi-sweet upstart retains its residual sweetness through the session and is only buffered by the light hop dryness in mid-late palate and its alcohol warmth in finish.
In all, I rather like the beer as a non-descript and easy drinking beer. But it lacks the fundamental components for Oktoberfest and it is sorely lacking in hop character to be a wet-hopped beer. But that makes it perfect match for a wide arrange of food pairing.
10-15-2013 04:27:29 | More by BEERchitect
Triple Th-wet Hop from West Sixth Brewing Company
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