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Sparkling Ale

January, 2016
Judges Rating: 
91
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This beer is grainy with a slight malty sweetness followed by a hint of caramel mid-palate. Some spicy hops combine with the malt in a near perfect balance. White grape and pear esters add additional interest to the beer. A medium-light body coupled with spritzy carbonation provide ample refreshment and a call for another. While this example lacks some of the esters and herbal hops you would expect from an actual Australian version, it certainly is quite a quaffable brew.

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