Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Highland Gaelic Ale

ChadPolenz (1811) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2017

DOB: 3/24/17

2015 BJCP Category: 19A American Amber Ale

AROMA: Moderately strong hop character (citrus, floral). Some malt sweetness. Noticeable oxidation character. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Beautiful deep clear copper color. Large off-white foam retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderate malty sweetness with caramel and toffee (to a lesser extent). Firm hop presentation with earthy/citrusy flavors and moderate dry bitterness. Caramel taste emerges briefly on the finish before fading away cleanly. Slight lemon sherry flavor due to oxidation. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Quite smooth and easily drinkable. Feels rather light for 5.6% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Has what you want in an amber ale - just not enough of it. 6/10