Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ybor Gold Amber Lager

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20Chad9976 (1560) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 2B International Amber Lager

AROMA: Restrained nose with light honey malt. Generic lager aroma. Slight lemony note indicative of oxidation. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Gold/maize hue. Very clear. Spastic carbonation visible. Small, white head; Average retention and lacing. 1/3

FLAVOR: Fairly low malt profile; more dry than sweet. Faint honey or caramel flavor; hint of bread. Minor hop bitterness. Clean fermentation. No flaws. Not bad tasting, but far from delicious. 11 /20

MOUTHFEEL: Light/medium body; crisp throughout. Clean finish. Not especially refreshing though. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Better than any macro amber lager, but too mild and generic to be memorable. Easy drinkability, though. 6/10

 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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