Saltbox Brewing Jeezus Murphy – Irish Red Ale at 4.8% ABV

Saltbox Brewing Jeezus Murphy Irish Red Ale at 4.8% ABV (C$3.91 at Liquid Assets YHZ, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 12-Nov-2017, reviewed 29-Nov-2017)

Appearance: clear ruby-tinged deep amber with one finger of fluffy ivory head diminishing gradually to a think skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel malt, mild nuttiness, light grass. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body tending slightly thin, moderate carbonation, sweetish medium duration finish. (3/5)

Not much to say here: a very plain, run-of-the-mill interpretation of a very boring style. Malt dominant with very little in the way of hop character, and not much to recommend it. Smooth, sure, and with no real negatives, but aggressively boring. That wraps up my four-pack by this brewery, and I can’t imagine I’ll go looking for any more. (12/20)

6/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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