Nelson - Alpine Beer Company
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3.85/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip:
The brew is a rich, dark copper with a thin film and some good lacing. The nose is awesome: pepper, heavy citrus (especially lemon), spices (is that cinammon?), and more -- a very complex, delicious nose that carries the expected hops and even a whiff of chocolate at the tail end. One of the best-smelling beers I've encountered.
The taste doesn't quite keep up with the nose; it took some consideration to get over how underwhelmed I was by the flavor. It's a good, well-balanced and well-hopped beer. The citrus and some hints of the spices on the nose are there as well, but I found myself sniffing rather than drinking it. The mouthfeel is very thin, too. If drinkability were 'sniffability' I'd give it a higher mark, too. Overall, a solid effort and a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2010 20:20:22 | More by ocmpoma
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