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Proto Gradus - Penrose Brewing

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Proto Gradus
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85
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Penrose Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian-inspired Single, subtle floral hop layered with fruity yeast aroma. Bready maltiness, slightly citric with a light body, but distinctly yeast forward. Crisp, clean, and quenching, as was intended.

(Beer added by: PHBoiler on 02-25-2014)
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Draft pint at Green Lady, quick review from notes.

Bright saturated orange gold color, with a long lasting head of parchment colored foam. Sudsy surface texture and lasting sticky lacing in the glass.

Mild aroma, light Belgian yeast, pepper and nondescript spice.

Taste is similarly mild, very simple with some yeast character driving it and basic 2-row or similar malt base. Single being the first rung on the Trappist ladder to Quad, I didn't expect a whole lot of complexity. Kind of light bodied, yeasty and somewhat crisp with a dry aftertaste. Simple beers have a time and place, this one seemed better suited with food, or to quench after a long bike ride. That said it's not something i'll seek out, liked P-2 a little better.

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Served in a shaped pint glass at Firkin.

Finally getting around to trying my first Penrose beer, and it's a single. Right on, don't have many of those 'round here these days. It pours a partly cloudy pale brass topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises flowers, mild grass, light orange rind, mild biscuit, and a touch of soap. The taste brings in more of the same, the soap unfortunately coming to the fore, backed up by a bit of chalk, followed by the flowers, the biscuit, and a few soft kisses of Belgian yeast. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, this beer just didn't do it for me. When the only flavors that immediately come to mind are soap and chalk, something's amiss. To me, there just wasn't enough of a yeast character for things to really work. Still, I look forward to trying more of what Penrose has to offer.

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Proto Gradus from Penrose Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.