Friday, October 22, 2010
Brewery Review: Great River - Davenport, IA
La Jefa - Pale hazed yellow. No head. Citrus and lager aroma. Taste is unique with a bittered lemon zest at the finish. Some pungency for the lager.
483 Pale Ale - Golden amber. clear with alpha acid grass aroma. Mellow caramel malt sweetness with a touch of warm biscuits. Finishing with a wealthy cascade profile that is up there in the pale ale category. Very drinkable and refreshing. Changes from time to time, but some of those times it is outstanding!
Roller Dam Red - Rubied red. Sweet mellow aroma. Little carbonation with a rich malt sweetness and toasty undertones. Crispy, refreshing finish.
Farmer Brown - Dark, black/brown appearance with limited transparency. A great complementary lightly roasted coffee taste but more so in the smell. Fully sweet and well balanced
Straight Pipe Stout - Darker than Farmer, with a tan frothy ring around the glass. Lactose-like sweetness with notes of burnt toast. Mouthfeel is creamy. One of the most flavorful stouts out there!
Redband Stout - High bitterness from roasted coffee/black Patton malt contributing to coffee like tannins. Burnt flavors even more pronounced. Malt sweetness hold the mocha backbone. Beats bents espresso by far.
Weissbier - Cloudy yellow with bubbly head. Lemon zestiness with hints of yeast. Straw tannin taste and yeast aroma dominate this citrus ale.
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Brewery Rating: 46/50