Monday, May 23, 2016

Coppertail Wheat Stroke

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20Chad9976 (1604) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 18A Blonde Ale

AROMA: Light lemony scent, maybe some lime. A bit of light wheat and pale malt though not especially sweet or pungent. Faint tart/sour note as well. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Pale banana skin yellow. Cloudy, but effervescence is visible. Large, bright white loose foam which mostly dissipates and leaves no lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Mild palette overall with slightly bready/wheaty flavor. Lemon pith seems present with minor dry bitterness on the finish. Slight lime sensation in the aftertaste, but otherwise dry. Not bad, but far from exciting. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: To spec on all points: medium-light body; well carbonated and smooth. Refreshing. A bit of tang on the finish, though. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Pretty standard pale wheat ale in all aspects. Not bad, but a bit boring. Fresh bottle might be only marginally better. 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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