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Grains of Truth

September, 2015
Judges Rating: 
94
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Pouring orange with a thick white head, this beer’s aroma is heavily redolent of Belgian yeast with plenty of orange in the nose, and a bitter spiciness from rye, brewing spices and bittering hops. The promise of the aroma is fulfilled in the flavor profile, which is full of fruity esters and peppery notes. The resulting alcohol warmth is restrained, and its medium to full body finishes with pleasant, balanced Belgian yeast esters and spices. This ambitious ale punches well above its weight and wraps as well as it starts.

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