End of quarter is getting into the last week, which is usually the most insane. At the end, I will have worked 13 days straight. I am going to need a nice, long nap. The candle on this bottle is how I feel like I started end of quarter. It will be almost burnt out come next Saturday.
Style: American Pale Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Mazarin is my take on a ‘thinker’s beer’. Rather than being big and undecipherably complex I wanted to create something that would calm a hop yearning nerve without fuddling the brain too much. In other words, a lavishly hopped ale of judicious ABV — an Extra Special Pale Ale if you will. In fact, so extra special that it snatched a gold medal at the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival in 2013. In November 2014 we doubled the hop bill.”
Random: I definitely bought this beer because of the bottle. I had never heard of the brewery before.
This beer poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow color with no visible carbonation. The nose has notes of lemon tartness and earthy hops. The taste started with lemon tartness with lemon zest. It quickly went into a pine-sol note that was unpleasant and medicinal. The earthy hops were present and a bit dank. The body was medium thickness with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with the same medicinal note that I found off-putting. This beer was expensive at $8.19, which came to $.68 per ounce. Given the price and what I thought of the contents, I will not be having this one again.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0