Thursday, September 16, 2010
Brewery Review: Bent River - Moline IL
Jalepeno - Bland initial flavor but malt sweetness develops but sip 3-4. Finishes hot (spicy) and coats the tongue for a sustained aftertaste. Quite unique.
Rasberry Ale - Fizzed and fruity, and perhaps hints of fruit skin tannins. Slight ambered cloudiness. Marris Otter?
Summer Ale - Pale straw gold, hazy with yeast citrus aroma. Refreshing and crisp with a bitter bite at the finish. Not unique at all but a well balanced go-to.
Hefeweizen - A lot clearer than most wheats. More ambered than the summer. Very creamy with strong vanilla and banana undertones. Most prominently for the finish. Definitely a session. or just a taste. too overwhelming for a mug, let alone a pint.
Oatmeal Stout - Roast/toasted aroma and taste. No head. smooth mouthfeel. Very sweet finish. Every man's go-to stout.
Uncommon Stout - Strong coffee aroma. Darker than oatmeal with a spicy sweet finish. Not sour like most coffee beers. Extremely potent roastiness.
Dry Hop - Fruity aroma. Grassy finish. Very caramel malt sweetness with subtle tones of grapefruit zest. Biscuity malt flavors add to complexity.
Some of the beers remain to have somewhat of a plastic/nalgene taste in the back of the throat, perhaps the reminants of sanitizer.
Brewery Experience: 42/50