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Jeez Louise

April, 2016
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
5 / 6
36 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Lazy Magnolia’s Jeez Louise is a multi-dimensional spice beer that fits the style quite well. This golden-colored, slightly hazy brew with a solid, fine bubble stand has a spicy peppery aroma with evident citrus notes. The flavor of this brew is a fascinating fusion of citrus and jalapeño character. The citrus comes from a huge hit of fresh Citra hop character, which is then balanced with a moderate level of jalapeño pepper flavor. The heat from the jalapeño is quite low, never dominating, which complements the tropical and citrus hop character quite well. The malt character is also quite subtle, with a moderate hop bitterness level, delivering a nice balance for the style. The brew is moderately carbonated.  

Overall, this is a quite refreshing and approachable brew that would work quite well as a summer thirst quencher with a little something extra.