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Common Sense

June, 2016
Judges Rating: 
78
Aroma: 
16 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
32 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

This beer pours a deep amber with copper hues, brilliant clarity and a long-lasting, off-white head. The aroma is fairly mild, but what is there is pretty balanced between the malt and hops with toast, mild caramel and a grainy character along with some earthy hops. The flavor, on the other hand, is all about the malt. It’s malty-sweet with corn, caramel, toast and a fairly dry roasty finish. Having never had this style before, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It seems pretty close to style, which is basically a corny, duller Irish Red.

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