Monday, August 1, 2011

Harbor Lighthouse Ale

Thanks to Adam Slaker who picked up a 6 pack of assorted brews from his trip to Maine. Tasted Monday evening after a long Bix weekend.

Appearance: Amber color with a golden tint to it. Slightly hazy with a bubbly tan head that is nonexistent after a few seconds. Some visible carbonation. No lacing is made whatsoever.
Aroma: Rich and biscuity malt sweetness upfront, similar to aromas of baked bread and grains. Hints of caramel and toffee to complement. Some spicing, flavors of hazelnut.
Taste: Taste is for the most part mild and light. Presence of earthy, herbal hops that add a tinge of bitterness Although the aroma hints at caramel, yet nutty tastes dominate a good portion of the flavor profile. Also has a lingering malt backbone that adds a bready flavor and finishes with a citrus character. A bit of a vapored alcohol on the after-breath.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel with minuscule carbonation bubbles that spike the tongue. Leaves hardly any aftertaste that goes down smoothly and finishes quite dry.
Overall Impression: The light flavor of this brew makes it very drinkable. Mellowed malt profile, yet enough to maintain a distinct flavor alongside the complementary spicing at the very finish.

Jen: 77/100
Tim: 79/100

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