Saturday, June 4, 2011

Beer Review #25

4.5% Alcohol/ Volume
Big Rock Brewery
Cream Ale

Appearance: Warthog pours to a nice rosy amber color.
                     I smell fruit and citrus, however the beer
                     itself cant seem to make any form of foam.
                     Score 2.5/5

Taste: The citrus and fruit smell is now present on the
          tongue. The flavors make me think of a much
          darker, richer beer, but they end up being a bit
          watered down.
          Score 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: I found the carbonation a little too strong, not strong like a bottle of Coca Cola, but still strong on the tongue. I think this takes away from the overall taste. That being said it still has a nice mellow lasting flavor that finishes with no hints of bitterness.                    
Score 2.5/5

Beer Type: Cream Ales are designed to be low in bitterness, have a high carbonation and a sweet aroma. Warthog does a nice job of representing this.
 Score 3.5/5

Warthog come across to me as being a light beer trying to be a dark beer. It has all the flavor of a good dark beer muted by water, to bring down the heaviness dark beer tend to have.
 Score 3/5

Score: 14/25 Warthogs are generally pretty ugly creatures. This beer is not ugly, just misunderstood. If you would like to try a beer that could help you to appreciate darker richer beers Warthog would be a good stepping stone.

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