Urban Artifact Finn Berliner Pale Ale

My tour of Cincinnati breweries continues with this other gift from my brother. I may have some of the best siblings a person could have, and I have very few hobbies any more, and this is an easy one to contribute to. So, my family has figured out that they can please me with the gift of beer. Pleased I am.

The pale gold beer starts with an okay head, but that head disappears into a very wispy group of uninspired bubbles floating on top. The aroma is mush more vibrant than the head, though, with citrus juices overflowing and a kind of wheat or grass alongside them. It's an intriguing beer smell from the little brewery.

First sip is pretty tart and juicy, but there is more earth in this and that indeterminable grass-wheat that is also throwing things into the mix. I think I'd prefer something to sip that just had the fruit all forward and crap like some of the other beers I've had, but this isn't a DIPA or even an IPA. As a pale ale, I guess you can have a lot more room to move around.

Tip-in is tart lemon and some hint of orange with minimal carbonation tingle. The middle is a delicious mix of the fruits, the earth, and grasses; this beer has come into its own right here, that's for sure. The finish is tart and then it gets a bit more tart before finally letting go.

Bottom Line: Let down a bit by its own tartness, this is a good enough beverage to try out.

2.5/5

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Elysian Dayglow IPA

The Purge (2013) Security System

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)