Cadence

Georgia
United States
Cadence by Reformation Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
5 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Cadence is a beer created to acknowledge there is a rhythm to life and that every day deserves a moment to give thanks and to enjoy the good gifts. Cadence is handcrafted as a Belgian-Style Ale, technically a Belgian Dubbel. Cadence is abundant in malt with mild hop bitterness, medium body with gentle carbonation at 6.9% ABV.

Cadence was one of the first beers master craftsman Nick entered into a BJCP homebrew competition. It took home the blue ribbon in its category. The beer has been reformed over the years and is considered an anchor in Reformation’s lineup.

Food Suggestions - Roasted duck. Premium cheeseburger. Any good ole stinky cheese.

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ABV: 
6.9%
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
5 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer would be a great transition beer for those who tend to steer away from darker or fuller beers. The beer might segue a neophyte craft beer enthusiast from pale, light beers into the wonderful realm of darker, fuller flavored products without overpowering a delicate palate. There is plenty going on in this beer including notes of caramel, cardamom, mace, orange peel and biscuits. There is an array of red fruit in the flavor, pomegranate, dried cranberry and ripe red plum to name a few. Where this beer departs from the expectation is the lack of creamy, velvety texture as well as the head is not quite up to par with the Trappist versions. The body, which comes across as a bit thin and watery, lacks depth and carbonation. The alcohol is not quite as well hidden as might be expected for the style but that could be avoided by consuming this on the colder side of the spectrum. This would pair nicely with bacon wrapped dates or spicy buffalo wings.