Skater Aid

Louisiana
United States
Skater Aid, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

A nicely balanced Italian Pilsner, this Euro pale lager is 4.2% ABV with a light malt presence while allowing a soft hop aroma to shine through to a crisp dry finish. Dry-hopped with Hallertau Blanc this brew presents floral notes while adding a slight hint of fruitiness. A percentage of sales from this brew supports local skateboarding initiatives.

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ABV: 
4.2%
Hops: 
Hallertau Blanc
Malts: 
Pilsner, Cara-pils
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Skater Aid by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is an Italian-style crisp pilsner and was judged as an International Pale Lager according to the 2015 BJCP style guidelines (sub-style 2A). It poured a very clear gold into the glass, forming a thick white head with moderate retention. The aroma led off with strong pilsner malt notes with some barley graininess, followed by bittering hops in the background. Dominant flavors were also malt-forward with a pleasant subdued grainy character as well as the same hop esters sensed in the aroma, though this time they included some spicy hop notes reminiscent of and possibly including the Saaz varietal. Balance between malt and hops is the signature strength of this beer. The mouthfeel included a light body, crispness throughout the taste, relatively low carbonation for style, and no creaminess, warmth or astringency. 

This beer’s drinkability is high due to the complete absence of major flaws, and conversely an inviting simplicity in the finished product achieved through the brewer’s art.

Brewery Introduction

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 690bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar,... Read More

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