STYLE: Blonde Ale
APPEARANCE: Hazy, pale gold
HEAD: White, average height, but sticks around forever
LACING: Scattered and fairly limited
NOSE: Flipside of the Sixpoint Bengali Tiger. In this one, the caramel malt sweetness and biscuity aroma take center stage. A touch of citrusy hops serves as a back-up singer.
TASTE: Mimics the nose. Bread and sweetness dominate throughout the taste although a nice, subtle hop bitterness slowly worms its way out just before the finish.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. No more. No less.
DRINKABILITY: I guess this is Sixpoint’s flagship. It’s my least favorite of the four I sampled at Pub & Kitchen, but it’s also my least favorite of the four styles (I find blondes/goldens to be a little bland). Like the others, it does what it’s supposed to do and does it well. It’s not transcendent or particularly exciting. Just a solid, no-nonsense blonde. Like Joan Allen.
RATING: 3 Hops