Saturday, July 23, 2016

Brew Bus Rollin Dirty


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20ChadPolenz (1649) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2016


2015 BJCP Category: 15A Irish Red Ale

AROMA: Mild/neutral nose. Slight amber/red maltiness. Light red fruit notes too. 6/12

APPEARANCE: Fairly dark magenta/burgundy hue. Tan foam almost completely dissipates. 1/3

FLAVOR: Subtle caramel malt flavor and sweetness; slight red fruit flavor (cherry, plum). Mild earthy hop character, but low perceived bitterness. No roasty or chocolate flavors. Nothing off-putting but nothing to really enjoy here. 10/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; low carbonation. Smooth and quaffable, with a dry aftertaste. Not refreshing. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not a bad beer, just a boring one. Not sure why they would include this style in their lineup. 5/10

TOTAL SCORE: 25/50

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.