Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.49/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a transparent straw color with a respectable white head that recedes to a level that just qualifies as full surface coverage. Aroma is mild, smelling of honey, hay, and a faint, tropical fruitiness. I have no idea what a Helles bock should taste like, but it's much milder than I expected. There's a gentle, bready, honeyed malt flavor with enough earthy, herbal hops to balance it out. Some pepper is evident as well. The aftertaste is slightly medicinal, but mostly dry. The hops become a bit more aggressive as it warms. I must say that the alcohol is adeptly concealed, as I never would have suspected its 8% ABV. Present, tingly carbonation lends a lively mouthfeel that complements the flavor profile nicely. Despite the highly generic presentation and mild aroma, this brew was a pleasant surprise, yielding a drinkable, balanced character that belies its weight. Not exactly my favorite style, but a pretty quality offering nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2013 02:16:33 | More by MaximalC
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