AROMA: Malt-forward nose with mostly pale and amber malt. Slight toasty
character. Faint floral hop presence. Clean fermentation character. 9/12
Dark golden/amber proper hue. Crystal clear with effervescence visible.
Average, white, foam; little to no lacing. 2/3
amber malt with slight honey-on-toast flavor. More malty than sweet.
Firm hop bitterness on the finish with medium-low floral/spicy flavor.
Malts and hops both linger in the aftertaste. Clean fermentation. 18/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-ish body and carbonation. Consistently crisp. Goes down smooth. Aftertaste is a bit starchy, but faint. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: One of the best commercial examples of the style. It’d be perfect with just a few tweaks. 9/10
TOTAL SCORE: 42/50
NOTE: I am a rank-pending BJCP judge. I am reviewing commercial beer to BJCP specs to hone my judging skills.