Blanc Slate Lager | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The slightly cloudy golden amber colored beer pours out into Duvel glass with a 1” finely bubbled white head that recedes slowly but visibly to a cap and ring of foam and then to a thin irregular island of foam while leaving a thick web of partial rings, patches and legs of lacing that persist to the end of the beer. Sipping creates small scattered patches of lacing and a few long slender legs of lacing.

The aromas are full of the floral and fruity hops with some white wine grapes, grapefruit, lemongrass, berries and pineapple showing. In the background there’s a some crackery malt

The flavors are much as expected from the nose and showcase the white wine grapes backed up with the pineapple, grapefruit, lemongrass, berries and tropical fruits. The crackery malt stays in the background so this beer is mostly about showcasing what the hops bring to the show. The crackery malt provides just enough sweetness to soften the grassy bitterness from the hops.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and slightly prickly with the light, finely bubbled carbonation. The finish begins as the fruity and tropical flavors begin to recede so that the grassy bitterness shows for much longer as the bitterness moves to the back of the palate and begins its long slow fade away.

Overall I really like this beer. It’s enjoyable, drinkable, and showcases a variety of hops that has a lot of complexity to offer and some interesting combinations of aromas/flavors. I’ll be looking to have this one again. Clearly the name is appropriately chosen.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blanc Slate Lager from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 5 ratings