Aroma: Mellow floral hoppiness. And a little pepper, lemon.
1st Taste: We have smell and taste match. Medium mouthfeel and solid level of carbonation.
Overall: Start out drinking it too cold, it's an American thing. And, the 7% ABV is totally masked. I have yet to find a New Glarus that is anything but a well crafted execution of the style of the particular brew. I don't want to come off as a fawning groupie, but these dudes take their brewing as serious ass stuff. Lot's of flavors like a farmhouse, but hoppines of the pale ale, all falling within the Belgium spectrum of style. Which is not my personal fav, but I certainly appreciate and respect the brew. Had two farmhouses in the tasting session before this beer. Need another session with all three, before I make up my mind.
Pours clear with three fingers of thick, off-white foam. Good retention and great lacing throughout the beverage.
Floral hops and sweet malt fill the scent. Minor aroma of citrus (lemon) and sweet tarts.
The beer has a little metallic taste that doesn't seem well placed. Floral hops are there on the finish - very floral. The sweet malt and the sweet tart taste are very strong at the start.
Medium body and carbonation. Might have had this one a little to cold to start. After the initial taste, I decided to let it warm a bit and the beer takes on more spicey aroma and flavors that are not evident when cold.