Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Boricua Beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20Chad9976 (1563) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 19A American Amber Ale
AROMA: Mild amber maltiness; slightly sweet but otherwise unremarkable. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Hazy rusty orange hue. Slow, sporadic carbonation visible. Pours to large, off-white, foamy head. Minor lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Palette akin to an Oktoberfest. Some caramel flavor, but it’s light. Some yellow lollipop in the background. More sweet than bitter. Hops may have faded completely (bottle is 6 months old). Nothing repulsive, but nothing impressive. 11/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body, average carbonation. Not crisp, but not cloying. Clean finish as marketed. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: No glaring flaws other than age. Fresh bottle may be more complex; this is a bit dull, though still easily drinkable. 5/10

 DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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