Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.03/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
It pours a perfectly filtered, flashy golden yellow. A finger of fine white head fizzles to a frothy dusting. Animal crackers of lacing march along the inside of the glass.
The aroma is a downright struggle, with fleeting glimpses of light malt, corn, hop spice, and yeast. Not even the alcohol seems to want to exhibit a real identity.
Upon sipping, the pale malt is sugary sweet and fruity, and along the way yellow corn moves in, but is it really corn, or just indistinguishable grain? The hops are distant and tinny, with echoes of peppery spice and crispness. Alcohol is intimated enough to be notable. The finish is a jumble of residual grain sweetness, moderate hazy bitterness, and a vague dry drop-off, in no discernible order. I'm not quite sure what to think, but I'm not blatantly offended anyway.
Medium bodied, the soft rill across the palate is the star of the show.
So the mouthfeel is the biggest asset, followed by a fairly cool bottle. And what does all that mean? I'm not sure, but it doesn't say, hey, how good is this beer? Nah, it's just a good idea that fell short in execution. And it's a classic case of not bothering to justify facing the shifty ABV. This isn't so much a beast as some poor life-form that got shaken and stirred in the transporter beam.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2010 23:11:25 | More by Foxman
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