Their Finest Hour - New England Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
4.35/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
On cask at Prime 16 into a shaker pint.
A: Slightly hazy, luminous orange-amber body with a thin layer of coarse cask-specific bubbles that disappear quickly and leave behind some very fine, spotty lacing. Not at all bad for a cask pour - lovely color.
S: It's hard to get much out of this, what with the low carbonation and the poorly shaped glass. What I am able to clean is a mixture of grassy hops and toasty malt. Pleasant, but not strong enough to get me really excited.
T: Is this repackaged Gold Stock? I mean that as the highest possible compliment (since Gold Stock is one of my favorite beers of all time): it's rich, smooth, and hugely flavorful. Spicy hops lead things off, followed by a terrifically smooth, toasty, nutty malt sweetness, and then a cleanly bitter, maybe even slightly oaky finish. Highly balanced and hugely delicious.
M: Smooth, slick medium body without any discernible carbonation, even with the most vigorous tongue action I can muster. Acceptable for a cask, but pretty boring.
D: It goes down far too easy for the claimed 7% (6.5% if my Gold Stock hypothesis is right). I could easily drink several, and since it's happy hour I just may. God bless NEB for brewing such tasty beer and Prime 16 for selling it so reasonably.
Serving type: cask
10-11-2010 23:39:44 | More by woosterbill
3.78/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- from the cask this beer pours a slighty hazy golden-amber. A nice foamy off White head sits atop this beer leaving some sticky spotty lacing.
S - I've got a good dos of hops on the nose. Mainly herbal and pine hops with some citrus to back it up. Som malty sweetness pokes through with some caramel and lighter toasted malts.
T- similar to the nose with the malts takin more of a forward front on this beer. Lighter taosted malts coming through as caramel and other sweet cooked sugar notes. The hops take a backgound on the flavor.
M/D- low carbonation due to the cask. Good over-all beer. Another great offering fom the boys at NEBCo. Keep em coming
Serving type: cask
10-09-2010 03:56:20 | More by Pabs311
Their Finest Hour from New England Brewing Co.
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