Deschutes Brewery Just Tapped Series: Botanic Ale – Spice / Herb / Vegetable at 7% ABV | 15 IBU

Deschutes Brewery Just Tapped Series: Botanic Ale Spice / Herb / Vegetable at 7% ABV | 15 IBU (C$3.64 at Collective, 355 ml, packaged on 26-Mar-2019, acquired 28-May-2019, reviewed 30-Jun-2019)

Appearance: heavy particulate in clear straw under a short, short-lived pearlescent head and minimal spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: lemongrass, juniper, ginger, floral, spices. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, light tart, low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky and tart finish. (4/5)

Well, it said “botanic”, and it’s botanic all right. Not bad, actually, and definitely lighter and more refreshing than you might expect for a 7% beer. The sweetness is surprisingly restrained but the floral notes end up being slightly perfumy and mouth-coating despite the mild lingering tart – one is definitely enough. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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