S: Appealing aroma of multiple notes. Fruit, light spice, and some caramely-biscuity malt.
T: Don't you love it when the taste and aroma are equally fine. Equal parts of fruity malt sweetness, but not overly so. The hop bitterness is unique in that I get a hop bite in back of the tongue, but it's like an side show definately not the main attraction. The mouthfeel is dry and very clean, with good carbonation.
D: A very under the radar offering from FFFs, don't know why. I find this a very enjoyable, and highly drinkable brew. It's probably the mosu IPA-ish ESB on the planet, and it totally works becuase of balance. There's a very pleasant flavor that runs through the brew that gives it a great personality. The malts and hop flavors work perfectly together. Hard to find but worth the effort.
Pours cloudy (possible cold haze) with a quarter inch of off white foam. Retention was very quick while the lacing is sheeting but not sticky.
Aroma is fruit, floral, touch of spice, and caramel malt. The fruit is really the focus on the sniffer: tropical, juicy, and pleasant.
Taste sweet, toasted malt up front, transitioning to hops that are fruity, floral, and a touch of spice. The after taste is malty sweet and fruity.
Very prickly, crisp carbonation with a light body.
A really well balanced beer. The malts and hops are paired well together with each taking the forefront for a brief moment on the nose and palate. I can understand why this is sought after and so hard to get. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers