Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Copernicandream:
3.89/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. ~ 3 wks from bottling date.
A: Goldenrod / light copper color. One finger of fine soapy head that fades quickly, leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the glass as I drink.
S: Pure tropical fruit. Smells like the roadside juice stands in South America, guava, mango, papaya. Very "tropical." I get no banana or clove esters (a definite plus).
T: True to the nose up front, tropical guava-ness. A very mild malt balance in the middle that fades into some typical piney hop bitterness. There is a subtle something distasteful on the backend that lingers into the aftertaste - soapy peppercorn.
M: Relatively thin, moderate to upper level carbonation with significant amounts of fizzy rising bubbles. I would have hoped for a slightly thicker mouthfeel to coat the tongue and release more of those tropical notes.
O: Good but I can't rave. The guava smell is perfect. Absolutely incredible, but it doesn't translate perfectly to the taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2014 22:46:31 | More by Copernicandream
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