Monday, June 26, 2017

Samuel Adams Golden Hour

ChadPolenz (1804) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2017

BBD: 9/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 4A Munich Helles

AROMA: Moderate grainy-sweet malt aroma. Low spicy Noble hop scent. Clean fermentation profile. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Mostly clear yellow/golden hue; effervescent. Medium-large white foamy head retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Authentic malt flavor throughout; sweet with a slight honey note. Nothing faux; no cereal-like flavors. Mild but firm hop bitterness with light spicy taste throughout. Light lemony flavor as it finishes. Malt-forward palette. Clean fermentation. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with medium-high CO2. Crisp and refreshing. Very sessionable at 5% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: An Old World lager brewed to-spec by one of the leading New World breweries. 8/10