Genesee Brew House Blonde Ale - Genesee Brew House
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3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This brew was served from the tap at The Genesee Brew House in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a Genesee Beer pint glass glowing a golden straw coloring. It held a one finger head of creamy white bubbles, showing nice retention. Thick sheets and jets of lacing were left around the glass. Carbonation appeared mildly active, while no sediment or haze was noted. The aroma gave citric and dirty grassy hops. Sweetness came in the form of red apples and pineapple fruitiness, while the grain bill was pale, with deep adjuncts with warmth. There was a light toast on the back, with mild white flour, lemon rind bitterness, and citric fleshy zest. Biting plastic phenols and sweet fusel booze rounded things out. Our first impression was that the flavoring was very pale, with surprising hoppiness comparable to that of the American pale ale, but with a depth to clovey spice and lemon bitterness. The flavoring opened with lemon hop bitterness, pale and lighter malts, gravel, and grit. The middle peaked with more soapy hop varietals, peppery spiciness, soured citric rind, and orange flesh sweetness. The finish gave musk and malts, with aged cheddar cheese sharpness, bittering citric hops, pale and toasty malts, and black pepper bitterness. The aftertaste breathed of booze, apples, white sugar, pale malts, adjuncty malts, souring lemon, and white vinegar acidity. The body was medium, and the carbonation was big and frothy. Each sip gave nice cream, froth, slurp, and smack, while the mouth was cooled and slightly puckered. By the end there was a chalky dryness and tannin-like astringency streaked down the palate and tongue. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nice flavoring, aroma, and good mouth on the back, making for a evenly well rounded beverage. The nose was crisp, fruity, and surprisingly hoppy, causing excitement straight away. The taste gave the same, but did, however, show deep chalkiness and flour at the end of the sip and aftertasting, losing it points. Otherwise, this guy was interesting for the style, and certainly refreshing for the palate.
Serving type: on-tap
11-26-2012 02:31:01 | More by TheBrewo
Genesee Brew House Blonde Ale from Genesee Brew House
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