BeerCritic


Oskar Blues Gordon Beer
04/29/2008, 1:30 AM
Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Oskar Blues | Tags: , , , , , ,

ABV: 8.7 %
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 fl oz can
Glass: concave shaker
Purchased at: Circle Liquors
Price: $4.25
Consumed at: home

Impression: Aroma is overwhelming and richly hoppy. Beautiful yellowy head is bulbous and frothy atop a deep amber, deep red, almost sunburst body. Very clear. Good lacing. Carbonation is visible, threaded, present. Pine scent is thick. Taste does not disappoint. Oily texture and muted dry finish are wonderful. The flavors include the piney, citrusy hops. A syrupy depth, a bit cloying. Well balanced between alcohol, sweetness, hoppiness, and maltiness. More toasted than roasted. What an amazing beer.

Aroma: 10 out of 10

Visuals: 5 out of 5

Taste: 10 out of 10

Palate: 4 out of 5

Overall: 19 out of 20

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