Sunday, March 19, 2017

Perrin Gold

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChadPolenz (1772) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2017


2015 BJCP Category: 18A Blonde Ale

AROMA: Light buttery note; touch of apple or cider. Seems to have a light caramel malt presence. Minor spicy/floral hops. 6/12

APPEARANCE: Golden/maize hue; mostly clear. Moderate white foam never completely evaporates and leaves minor lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Mild palette with a soft malt sweetness and distinct caramel flavor as well. There is a subtle buttery/diacetyl taste on the finish but it’s not distracting or off-putting. Hops impart gentle bitterness and a slight spicy/citrusy taste. Not very exciting but not bad. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and matching carbonation. Though smooth, it would be better crisp. Aftertaste is briefly sweet but eventually fades to dry. Feels lighter than 4.9% ABV. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Seems a bit amateurish for a production brewery’s offering. Not bad, but it could be so much better. 5/10