Friday, April 8, 2016

Shipyard Blood Orange

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1573) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 29A Fruit Beer

AROMA: Strong but faux orange aroma. Very sweet/candy-like. No actual esters. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Hazy pale yellow/amber. Large white soapy head. Little lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Slightly soda-like orange flavor; seems faux. Sweet, but not as sweet as aroma suggests. Coriander is virtual undetectable. Finishes with astringent pith taste. No witbier authenticity, though. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Thin and crisp; watery texture. Body seems much lighter than its ABV. Refreshing while in the mouth, but astringent finish is annoying. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: This is Blue Moon/pedestrian quality. Should satisfy its target audience, but I’m unimpressed. 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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