Spring Ale 2011 - Pilot | Bootlegger's Brewery

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Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by womencantsail on 01-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bootlegger's

A: The beer pours a slightly hazed amber color with a white head and some slight lacing.

S: There's a big fruit component to this beer, which isn't totally surprising given the additions of bitter and sweet orange peels. I get a bit of a berry note along with the intense orange aromas (almost marmalade-like). A subtle spice aroma of coriander is present as well.

T: Sweet candied oranges come through quite strongly and are contrasted by the bitterness that the orange peels provide. The coriander and spice is significantly more intense than I would have guessed from the nose. There is a decent malty character, but it is definitely in the background.

M: The body is medium with a medium carbonation.

D: As far as this set of pilot batches goes, this was pretty decent (definitely better than the Spring Saison).

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Photo of t0rin0
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled 1/27/2011 at the brewery. One of the 10 pilot batches that are going on in the next few days. This has bitter orange peel and coriander in it.

Pours dark orange, hazy, small white head, decent lacing, no retention.

Aroma is of citrus, coriander, and bubblegum with a splash of banana.

Flavor is heavy on the spices it advertises and less of the amber base beer. In order of intensity: orange peel, coriander, caramel, chocolate, piney hops, and booze.

Body is light and quite easy to drink, even if it isn't the most amazing beer ever.


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Spring Ale 2011 - Pilot from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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