STYLE: Maibock / Helles Bock
LOOK: Conventionally orange, hue of brown, and moderately fizzy. There’s not much head or lacing. Special, no. Adequate, sure.
NOSE: Burnt saddle, dog hair, banana skins, honey, white pepper. A solid 100 on the “what the fuck” scale, it ain’t bad.
MOUTH: Pear and apple, where were you on those nose? Malt vinegar, salty, dry, refreshing. Reminds me, really, of a sandwich favorite — grilled cheese with good sourdough, shredded cheddar, bacon, green apple, and spicy mustard. Quite good.
Beeradvocate Rating: 89
Hayward Abbey Rating: 83