I wish breweries had distributors who had the huevos to carry more Texas craft beer and Texas craft brewers were able to produce enough beer to meet demand.
I like to flaunt my scores to people who can't get them.
Therefore, this is my obligatory Divine Reserve Post:
Appearance (0-3): Pours up a crystal clear golden amber with red highlights and thick white head that takes a while to fall. 3 points
Aroma/Bouquet (0-4): Citrus and pine notes blend together, with some tropical fruit aromas. 3 points
Taste: Hop/Malt Balance (0-4): Malt sweetness quickly replaced with a blend of pine and citrus hops across the back of the tongue. 3 points
Aftertaste (0-3): Leaves a subtle lingering bitterness at the back of the throat. 3 points
Mouthfeel (0-3): Medium body with good carbonation. 3 points
Overall Impression (0-3): I had my first draft Pliny two years ago and am convinced that it is a perfect beer. Sadly, I didn't take notes then, so I don't know how this stacks up. I know it's close! But it ain't quite right. I do know it's better than bottled Pliny, maybe because my bottle is fresher than the bottles of Pliny I have had. This is easy drinking, and jam packed with hop flavor. 3 points.
Total: 18 points
Labels: Beer Review
posted by Jeff Holt at 06:35