Phillips Brewing Company Bat As Sauvin Spritzer – Session IPA at 3.9% ABV

Phillips Brewing Company Bat As Sauvin Spritzer – Session IPA at 3.9% ABV (C$3.78 at Collective, 473 ml, best before 8-Dec-2019, acquired 22-Sep-2019, reviewed 13-Nov-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and ring, minimal soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: vinous white grape, berries, biscuity malt. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate-lively carbonation, off-dry mild bitter finish. (4/5)

There’s nothing really wrong with this, other than it being far too light in aroma and flavour – but I don’t feel like I can really mark it down for that, all things considered. On the other hand, the elevated carbonation keeps it from seeming overly watery. I guess it’s a case of, it is what it is: if you want to be able to spend an hour drinking two or three beers with friends and still be able to drive afterwards, well, this might work for you. If you want something that actually has some real flavour, you might want to look elsewhere. (And the name bugs me – what in hell’s it supposed to mean?) (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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