|Highest Rated||Short Fuse (55 / 100)
||Average score||55 / 100 (OK)|
|Lowest Rated||Short Fuse (55 / 100)
Foudre-fermented lager, with subtle smoke, apparently. Tried on-tap at Gold Star Beer Counter in New York.
Pours a very clear, very pale golden colour with a very light body. Head is white, forming a fine but persistent crest. Lacing is minimal, however, although the carbonation is streaming and pleasant.
Nose has a distinct corn character to it, which derides some of the pleasant grain notes by driving them in that direction. There's subtle undertones of smoke, but they go more towards turned earth, accentuated by the German hop characters. It's a bit thin all up. But no unpleasant.
Tate is light and crisp on the entry, with a slight herbal quality to it. Corn on the mid-palate with a hedgerow kind of woody bite to it. Back has a bit more sweetness than you want, but with a slight linger of mineral smoke, developing into a husky finish.
Feel has a slight gluiness from the corn note. It makes it feel more cloying and thicker than it would otherwise.
Overall, it's okay. But it's not the clean crisp beer you want, and the smoke isn't prominent enough to make it interesting.