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Forces Unseen

September, 2016
Judges Rating: 
24 / 24
6 / 6
39 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
20 / 20

Intense aroma. This is one impressively aromatic beer. I could smell wildflower honey and fresh pink bubblegum from three feet away as the beer was brought to me. Up close, low bee’s wax, more pink bubblegum and fresh mint appear. Then, when I stick my nose in the glass, I can distinctly smell moderate bright clean lactic, high-protein yogurt, lemon juice, and warm pizza dough. The beer has a pale golden slightly hazy color with slight lemon green tinge. The head is a fine white ring of carbonation that persists. Bright mouthwatering acidity tasting of lemon juice supported by slightly salty savory pie crust that dances on the palate due to the pleasing high carbonation. Dry, lingering aftertaste with hints of fresh rubber band and warming ethanol. Outstanding. Impressed by its complexity a balance of finesse, evolving layers and drinkability.