Post by Horned Gramma on Nov 15, 2012 20:39:47 GMT -8
I've been noticing lately that the taste of different batches of the same Lagunitas beer can vary pretty drastically. Don't know quite what to attribute it to; it's always super fucking delicious no matter what, but it can be confusing.
Pros: The color, no doubt. It's rich amber color and red highlighting is very attractive. It also pours very well. Taste improves as it warms. Very drinkable considering its 9.99 ABV.
Cons: For a strong ale, the taste is a bit muddled. The hops also doesn't seem to mesh very well with the brown sugar. It's pretty unbalanced in the way of flavor. Seems more like a sweetened up barley-wine than an American strong ale.
Final Thoughts: Still, despite its many faults, it's a better than average American Strong Ale, but not something I can see myself buying again.