The Great Outdoors - Three Brothers Brewing
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3.18/5 rDev -5.1%
I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.
From the bottle: "Join The Bortherhood!"; "A Virginia Pale Ale"; "Ah, The Great Outdoors! A crisp, clean, and refreshing hybrid pale ale made right here in Virginia. The perfect companion for your next adventure in the great outdoors!"; "Three Brothers Brewing is located in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia: The heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Come see us sometime!"; "Keep 'em cold/Drink 'em in a glass".
There are those beers that just seem to want to do their own thing and this was one of them! I had barely begun the pour when it just began foaming up like nobody's business, forcing me to back off and wait. It quickly settled into just a finger of fluffy, bone-white head with decent retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a grapefruit citrusiness. Mouthfeel was unexpectedly full and creamy! The taste was definitely of grapefruit/citrus hops, but I don't get the hybridization. It could have been just about any other APA. Finish was semi-dry, but I just as not feeling this beer. It was pretty middle-of-the road.
07-21-2014 14:51:00 | More by woodychandler
3.63/5 rDev +8.4%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is malty, some sweetness. Taste is on the malty side, bready, light citrus, a tad sweet, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and although not as hoppy for the style as expected, it is an enjoyable beer.
06-17-2014 12:42:56 | More by tone77
District of Columbia
2.86/5 rDev -14.6%
Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Tick.
The beer is golden and clear with a soapy white head. The aroma offers biscuit, cereal, grain, corn, mild hops. It almost smells like a pilsner. Nothing off or harsh in the flavor per se, but pretty boring on the palate. Medium to light in body. Lacking hop assertiveness. Cereal and corn finish. Eh...
06-12-2014 02:13:48 | More by Huhzubendah
3.03/5 rDev -9.6%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours an attractive golden color. The head is about a finger high, with a white shade. Retention-wise, it's a bit disappointing. A modicum of lacing is left on the glass.
S: The hop notes are rather muted, at best. Maybe there are twinges of black pepper and undefined grapefruit. It's barely under 2 months old, yet it smells like its fallen off somewhat hard. There are some decent, white bread-like malts. Aromatically disappointing, all told.
T: There's an initial flavor of pine, black pepper, and *maybe* a touch of grapefruit. Still, this isn't very citrusy or fruity at all. There's more hop bitterness than flavor, too. Crackery malts and a touch of diacetyl finish it off. Honestly, the maltiness is spot on - it's just too timidly hopped (and frankly, a bore).
M: Really damn light, really damn crisp, and really damn drinkable. I'd say this is the beer's trump card. It's not completely bone dry, though I don't mind too badly. Carbonation is medium.
O: Eh. It's a decent enough blonde ale, but it's also incredibly unexciting. Not much more to talk about this one - which kind of says it all, really.
06-05-2014 21:02:19 | More by ThisWangsChung
The Great Outdoors from Three Brothers Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.