Odin Brewing Company Baldr the Brut – American IPA at 8.1% ABV | 28 [?] IBU

Odin Brewing Company Baldr the Brut American IPA at 8.1% ABV | 28 [?] IBU (C$8.42 at Collective, 650 ml, packaged on 24-Aug-2018, acquired 4-Dec-2018, reviewed 12-Dec-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with three fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and heavy soapy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: mild, citrus, floral/herbal, grainy caramel, pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, dry moderate bitter mildly warming finish. (4/5)

Hey, I’m bald(e)r and a bit of a brut(e), so this is my beer! This might be the beefiest Brut I’ve tried so far (well, excluding a couple of European Bières de Champagne, but I don’t think they use enzymes to achieve their higher attenuation) and it definitely shows, with the boozy finish the bottle promises. I’m going to blame the choice of Motueka and Lemondrop hops for the mild aroma here: the one’s an ANZ hop but more like a Super Saaz than anything, and I’ve yet to find an implementation of Lemondrop that actually had big citrus flavour. Pleasant enough, I suppose, but not really next-level. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze

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