Friday, April 27, 2012

Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Summit Hop Cask

On a day in which Al’s of Hampden tapped a ridiculous amount of beer including KBS, I ordered a glass of Ballast Point Tongue Buckler. This was served on cask and was dry hopped with Summit hops. The beer pours a dark amber color with a frothy beige head. The aroma consists of lemon, caramel, pine, and spruce. Overall, a faint aroma, but I credit that with the cask serving. The taste is really dry with lots of spruce and pine on the front end. There are hints of caramel in the background before a warming finish with some pepper and oak finish. The alcohol content is 10.0% ABV. This was a really dry and well-hopped beer that focused the Summit hop nicely. I think the cask serving helped round out the edges of the beer and made it that much more drinkable.

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