Frau Gruber Craft Brewing Green Is Lord – American Pale Ale at 5.1% ABV

Frau Gruber Craft Brewing Green Is Lord American Pale Ale at 5.1% ABV (C$5.13 at Collective, 330 ml, best before 20-Aug-2019, acquired 16-Jul-2019, reviewed 21-Jul-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fat fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and moderate stringy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: resiny pine, biscuity malt, grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, medium bitter lingering lightly spicy finish. (4/5)

Nice. Not sure what makes it “Bavarian”, since the dominant elements here are initial resiny pine giving way to grapefruity citrus and tropical fruit. I can’t find any brewer’s notes indicating what hops are used, but they’ve got to be North American, presumably PNW, though there might be some ANZ in there too. Big flavour from a little package, both physically and in terms of ABV. Nice little break from mowing the damn green! (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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