Spyglass
Urban Artifact

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #217
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #50,122
Avg:
4 | pDev: 3.75%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
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Urban Artifact
 
Ohio, United States
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Summer
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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Complementing the naturally soured ale completely, generous amounts of lemon and lime peels give Urban Artifact's citrusy kettle soured ale an extra zest and zeal.

Pouring on the chrome side of straw and gold, the moderately hazy Spyglass builds a light and fluffy froth before illuminating the senses with that lemon and lime medley. As its strong citrus scent reels in a light sourdough must and a sense of sea air, the beer's perfume is then met with a mild mannered sweetness of taffy, pastry tart and agave.

After its sweetness subsides, the lemon and lime flavors pop off the middle palate with the racy sourness and spiciness to resemble a drier "Sprite" soda character but with an undercurrent of burlap, sassafras and green tea. Gentle in a cider, green berry and gooseberry acidity, the sourness underneath only exerts extra brightness onto the citrus additions. A tighter sourness in finish creates a white wine racy flavor along with a light brine in roundness.

Medium light in body, the fully fermented ale finishes clean, crisp and highly refreshing. As hints of margarita come to mind, a short aftertaste of lemon, lime and green apple strip the thirst from the palate with ease.

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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Foggy yellow with a thick fuzzy white head settling to a curled collar.

This features nicely refreshing tart lemon-lime via a crisp body that finishes cleanly semi-dry.

That's really that. Really deft hand on this one.

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Spyglass from Urban Artifact
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 11 ratings