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The Pit & The Pendulum

Judges Rating: 
90
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

The nose picks up a range of complex notes through the fluffy, white layer of stubborn foam. Light leathery, sweaty, barnyard notes emerge from the Brettanomyces fermentation, and this character will most certainly become more intense as bottles are aged. Citrus, malt, peaches, green apple peel and mild spice jump into the aroma mix of this hazy, golden, Belgian-inspired fruit beer made with pureed peaches. Flavors of light acidity, pale malts, modest peach, green strawberry, kumquat and noticeable bittering hops give way to pleasant, funky aftertastes reminiscent of green cherries, mild orange blossom honey, clove and horse blanket. The ale offers a medium body and slightly dry finish.

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