Cream City Pale Ale - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.88/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours an amber honey color, a bit cloudy with lots of visible carbonation. A 1/2 inch egg shell head falls to about 1/8 inch but has legs and leaves great lacing all the way down the glass. Floral, pine, and citrus hops dominate the nose, with more subtle biscuit notes from the malts. Not quite as aromatic as their IPA, but quite similar and certainly pleasant. There is a sweet--almost tangy--hop zest at first taste, which registers on the front and sides of the tongue as something of apple or pear. Citrus and floral hop flavors throughout, with a bit of sourness in the mix, as well. Some grassy notes, as well a suggestion of honey. It closes with healthy hop bitterness. The feel is light-to-medium-bodied with ample carbonation, bright acidity, and a fairly clean finish. It has just a bit more acidity than I think is necessary, but it does lend to the crisp quality of the beer.
This is a pale ale that really has all the elements that you're looking for in the style. Carefully balanced, it never overwhelms or dwells for too long on any particular ingredient or sensation. As a result, it comes off as a very versatile brew that can be enjoyed again and again, by itself or paired with just about any food.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2011 22:02:49 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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