Saturday, March 31

Beer Review: Elysian Brewing Fallout Green Cardamom Pale (12 Beer Apoco-Series #3)

I am determined to try each and every one of these beers in the "12 Beers of the Apocalypse" Series. So far I have thoroughly enjoyed each.

Cardamom

7.3% ABV is pretty steep for a Pale isn't it? Let's see if it tastes like a pale.. using a glass I otherwise wouldn't use, but I was already using it, and the others are dirty.

Appearance: (4.0)
- A nice rather clear light copper colored ale with a couple fingers of quickly dissipating head that left behind some lace, spotty chunks, and a thing blanket over the brew. Not bad.

Smell: (4.5)
- This is a very aromatic beverage. Zesty herbal aromas with lemon, ginger, and a grassy hop presence. It's like walking down a path full of vibrant wild plants blooming in early spring. Promise I'm not trying to write a book here. It smells great, and very floral. Light biscuit malts, and subtle sweetness. Lightly peppery.

Taste: (3.5)
- Great floral and zesty weedy grassy punch with a light peppery flavor without the heat. Light biscuit bready malts, subtle sweetness with a flare of honey. It is quite herbal, and may not appeal to some. It is a bit sweet, which does help balance the herbal and floral burst to the palate.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Its a bit chewy, and slightly sticky. A medium bodied brew with great standard ale yeast-like carbonation. Leaves the mouth a bit dry, and only slightly sticky. There is a light peppery finish that seems to drift off the tongue long after the drink.

Overall: (4.0)
- I have a feeling this beer won't be for everybody. I happen to really like it. Perhaps not quite as much as the Heather Ale before it. It is very nice and herbal, and seems to hit the season right. A nice heavier late lawn mowing kind of beer before the evening. It's aromatic, full of flavor, and unique. Kudos.

3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
(BeerAdvocate.com Rating Scale)


No comments:

Post a Comment