Northern Lights Ale - South Shore Brewery
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3.45/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
OK, this is a weird one, had two 10 oz glasses of this cuz this first one was awesome, but for some reason the second glass fell short.
Light pale yellow with a thin white head, faded quickly and leaves minimum lace. Smell is faint of wheat, slightly fruity and fresh with a hint of cinnamon. Taste is light and a touch of cinnamon with wheat and malt flavors present. Feel is light bodied and a bit watery.
The first glass was much better with more prominant cinnamon and lavendar where as the second glass was much lighter all around. This disappointed me cuz the first intrigued me enough to track down Bo the brew master and ask whats in it. Apparently made with lavender flowers and the malted barley is soaked in whisky beforehand. Pretty cool. We tried to figure out why the taste changed and it even prompted him to check on the gages, pressure, and brew type things he was mentioning, but no reason came forth and stumped us both. Now its just a fading memory of a once interesting flavored beer. Majorly bummed, I was about to go growler crazy but the second glass clinched it as 'no thanks.'
I'm pretty sure, if going by the first glass, I would have rated the taste and smell as 4.5, but the second glass just left me wondering to much.
Serving type: on-tap
06-01-2003 18:12:36 | More by tavernjef
Northern Lights Ale from South Shore Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.