Batch 500! - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
2.7/5 rDev -21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
"The 500th batch brewed in Lancaster, a collaboration of all Lancasters current and former brewers. An American style Belgian Tripel, tropical fruit and pear charcter with light spice and distinct aromas of american hops."
Draft offering at the Lancaster location. The brew appears a polished clear straw yellow color with a finger of yellowish stained white froth. A full wall of lace sticks to the glass and the cap is supported by constantly rising bubbles. An attractive looking brew for sure.
The smell is surprisingly juicy with a tropical hop quality. The hops are so vibrant that I momentarily thought I was possibly served the wrong brew. More sniffs reveal an herbal component that attempts to hide a fairly evident amount of sulfur. As the brew warms up, the nose becomes more and more filled with a candy-like sweetness.
The taste is unfortunately cloying sweet at first with a hint of candy. Sulfur and herbs that are mildly grassy come into play mid palate. This really is an awkward combination of sticky sweetness, than big hop impact that finishes with a lot of sulfur. Some mild clove and bubblegum appears as it warms up which is the only thing hinting towards belgian in this.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. An interesting concept/arrangement that just didnt pan out that well. I was not particularly thrilled about this. It almost gives me the feeling like the yeast stalled out and the compensation was to try and patch it up by dry hopping it.
Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster
09-25-2012 15:00:03 | More by stakem
Batch 500! from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.