Saturday, June 4, 2011

Beer Review #24

5% Alcohol/ Volume
Big Rock Brewery
American Pale Lager

Appearance: Gopher pours a nice golden yellow
                    color,much like its rodent namesake,
                    It has a strong bread like aroma, with
                    no retain-able head.
                    Score 2.5/5

Taste: On first taste I get a bit of citrus, with a slight
          sweetness. Has a lingering yeasty and bready
          quality. Overall it is fairly simple.
          Score 3/5
Mouthfeel: Gopher has a nice soft carbonation, and in taste it reminds me
                 of a pilsner. Finishes crisp and dry, very clean.
                 Score 3/5

Beer Type: American Pale Lagers are meant to be yellow, fizzy with a
                  complex bitterness. Gopher doesn't reinvent the wheel for
                  sure fits the main standards for this type but not the more
                  subtle and specific ones.
                  Score 2.5/5

Drinkability: I could see myself shooting back a few gophers. The beer is
                   mild enough to have more than one, and refreshing enough to
                   have after a hard day.
                   Score 4/5

Score: 15/25  There is nothing wrong with Gopher. It won't be a pest in
                   your fridge, that you will have to pawn off on friends. People
                   who like to try smaller micro brews, but don't want to try
                   something too different.

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