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Green Line Pale Ale

December, 2016
Judges Rating: 
74
Aroma: 
16 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
30 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
14 / 20

This beer pours with a rich pale golden color, with a white fluffy head. Small bubbles rise to the top at average speed, as an indication of its med-high carbonation level.  Aromas of sweet malt with a bready character and honey welcome the taster. Low floral hops with a melon character are present, as well as a nearly Belgian yeast character which seems odd here.  The flavor is of a medium bready malt character with a very dry finish.  Nearly no hop flavor was detected, which makes the hop character that much harder to discern, although the bitterness is on point with the style. There are some bubblegum, fruity notes. The flavor profile seems unbalanced and slightly thin. The body is medium, with a light malt astringency.  Overall the slight belgian yeast character does not belong here, and may indicate a freshness issue.  Lacks the high hop flavor of the style. 

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