Ur­ban Ar­ti­fact Finn

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Belgian & Brett Pale Ale -

LOC: Cincin­nati, Ohio ABV: 5.3% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Ber­liner pale ale. Rad­bod was the last of the an­cient Frisian Kings. Finn, his myth­i­cal war hel­met, granted in­vin­ci­bil­ity to its wearer in bat­tle. Re­spect your an­ces­tors; share a Finn.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Light, clean lac­tic sour­ness with flo­ral and lime notes danc­ing on top, pre­sum­ably from the hops. Mod­er­ate Bret­tanomyces aroma up front with light pep­pery spici­ness on the fin­ish. It has some light funk but is not overly skanky.” Fla­vor: “Light lac­tic sour­ness with a pleas­ant hop bit­ter­ness. Flo­ral and lime play well off of the tart­ness, but that runs all over the sweet­ness of the malt. There’s a salty char­ac­ter and a light lemon and ripe-ap­ple fruiti­ness. It fin­ishes dry.” Over­all: “This is a well-done beer. The hops pro­file plays well with the sour­ness, and while the car­bon­a­tion is high, it adds to the bit­ter­ness creat­ing a nice com­plex­ity for a light beer.”

AROMA: 11 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 9 90

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