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Jomo Lager

Jomo Lager

Judges Rating: 
88
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Starr Hill’s take on the classic Vienna Lager style weighs in as a refreshing, sessionable beer exhibiting mild malty notes. Deep gold/light copper in color with great clarity, this smooth lager boasts a fine white head and delicate lacework on the glass. Aromas of light malt, honey and bready/toasty undertones mingle with a subtle, floral, spicy hop nose and a hint of caramel. Phil found the aromatics “very delicate and restrained, with a light, grainy, pilsner-like character.” A soft, silky mouthfeel gives way to mild flavors of malt, biscuits, toast and caramel – all balanced by moderate bittering and flavor hops – producing a pleasant, gentle, dry, tannin-like, lingering finish with a hint of honey. Cristina found some “subtle caramel/butterscotch notes,” and Ed noted a “malt character that fades to hoppy, earthy flavors and moderate bitterness.” Phil also commented, “This lager’s maltiness seems restrained but elegant, with just a trace of noble hop flavor. It invites another sip before the first one fades from the palate.” Overall, the aroma and flavor profiles come across as subtle but in balance. Owen mentioned, “This beer perhaps needs a bit more color, toast-like character and malt complexity and depth to be an exceptional Vienna-style lager.” Leaving a pleasing impression of a crisp, dry, somewhat thin, malty lager, Jomo certainly delivers an extremely enjoyable quaff.

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