Chrome Satan

Washington
United States
Chrome Satan
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

The name originates from an anagram not a pentagram, but the key element of this pre-prohibition style beer is the process of fermenting it with a lager yeast at an ale-like higher temperature. Light copper color from the Crystal specialty malt, it's complimented by Golding hops and Czech Pilsner yeast.

Profile

ABV: 
5.7%
IBUs: 
34
Hops: 
Golding
Malts: 
Gambrinus ESB Pale, Thomas Fawcett Crystal II
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Grainy malt is joined by low-level toasty notes before the spicy hop character takes over. Pouring a hazy, polished copper color topped with a big, frothy, off-white head, the clean fermentation is immediately apparent, with no sulfur or DMS elements. The grainy and toasty malt carries through into the flavor with a trace amount of toffee. Again the spicy hops take over the flavor and are only overpowered by the bitterness. Some tartness, tannins and carbonic bite contribute to the dry finish. The hops make a farewell appearance in the aftertaste. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer that leans to the hoppy side rather than the maltiness expected for the style.