Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #2 – Old Pappy’s Smooth Sailin’ Amber Lager

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Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #2

Old Pappy’s Smooth Sailin’ Amber Lager – Phillips Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

on the front-right label:

“Through rough waters and treacherous seas, Old Pappy finds the sliver of light in a darkened sky and laughs in the face of adversity. Raise a glass to blind faith and enough positive thought to float a boat in the storm of storms.”

  • Style: Amber Lager
  • Taste: Crisp numbing med-sweet malty bread lager
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours golden orange without much head, a thin half-layer of retention, lots of fast ‘n steady streams.

Nose: liquid malts, barley, bread/grain. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: crisp, tongue-numbing

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, fizzy-numbing, (MAIN) clean liquid malt, barley, bread, lager yeast

Finish: flat-bodied, super-soft hopped, malty finish.

Summary: Not a whole lot of complexity but has a good crisp bite to it. Just average.