The Publican - Societe Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
4.45/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On draft at the brewery - 04/23/14
A: Straw yellow body with a smidge of haze going on to an otherwise effervescent appearance. A half finger of bone white stubborn suds slowly squanders down to a chunky collar. Leaves behind some nice scattered patch work of stick all the way down the glass.
S: Vivacious hop flowers with pronounced apricot and peach notes. Nuanced with grapefruit spice and pine resins. I am getting a distinct passion fruit quality as well. Perhaps some Galaxy hops used here? Cactus fruit even with some kind of tropical spiced flare to it. Some light malty cracker quality on the backend but it is subtle. Overall it is not pungently aggressive but definitely has some really fresh and vital hop aromatics that I am digging.
T: Initial mix is all tropical hops with gooseberry, mango, and spiced guava at the forefront. I am getting some lesser notes of grapefruit, earth, and evergreens but its not very dank as other Simcoe IPA’s come across. Has a very subdued malt cracker backing with a kiss of honey like sweetness dropping in some sugary bits to balance the hops. Bitterness is restrained and there is no alcohol coming through in the flavor. Just a really well balanced brew throughout. Light, dry, and hoppy making for such a refreshing drink.
M: Light body with less filling. Nice even carbonation provides a smoothened texture. Light peppery bitterness across the palate. Very dry at the finish and slightly resinous but pretty clean overall.
D: This is some tasty shit and likely one of the best damn APA’s out there. Definitely a positive deviation from the original O’Brien’s anniversary brew I have had. Such great balance with every component in unison.
Societe is just killing it with their finely crafted brews.
Serving type: on-tap
04-30-2014 20:22:25 | More by Nugganooch
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.5/5 rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Special batch brewed at Adnams for Wetherspoons. An amber coloured beer with a standard head. It smells like Waldorf salad (it took me a long time to work that out). The flavour is some kind of tropical fruit (maybe passion fruit) and celery. It is tangy, but not sweet, and rather earthy. Good, but definitely a sipper.
Serving type: cask
06-07-2014 22:25:08 | More by charlatan
The Publican from Societe Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.