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Spica Hefepils - Ecliptic Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ecliptic Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
SPICA HEFEPILS Spica is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. This Lager is brewed in the Un-filtered Keller bier style. Pale malt is used exclusively to give the beer a nice malt body and light golden color. Sterling hops add a rich herbal character. The yeast left in the beer works with the hops to add a nice spicy flavor. ABV 5.5% IBU 38 GRAVITY 13.0° p

(Beer added by: RHVC59 on 03-26-2014)
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Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, wheat, pilsner hops, hint of sulfur and toffee, unusual, but good. Flavor is biscuit malt, mild citrus, grassy, haylike hops, finishing with grassy hops bitterness and biscuit. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice little hybrid between wheat and pilsner beers, and not a bad representative of a kellerbier, which is not a common style. The flavor seems a bit understated at first, but the long lingering finish is a nice balance of dry haylike and biscuit flavors with just the right amount of bitterness. Nicely balanced. I like this quite a bit more than I expected to. I would consider this for a hot summer day session ale with good, offbeat flavors.

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Appearance: yellow hue with a little touch of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam with decent retention. Not too bad.

Smell: lightly sweet, lightly grainy malt aroma with a fair bit of lemony, citrusy hops. This is way hoppier than a traditional kellerbier, but it has its qualities.

Taste: a malt character that is a little sweet and maybe a little grainy, but overall very smooth. Bitterness is high for the style, so it's not so balanced, but it does have that alluring smoothness.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a very nice creaminess. I like it quite a lot.

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Spica Hefepils from Ecliptic Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.