Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #6 – Slipstream Ale (re-tasting)

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Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #6

  • My Rating: [C, barely upgrade from C-],  I gave it a (2.8 of 5) on Ratebeer.com

Slipstream Ale – Phillips Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

  • Style: Cream Ale
  • Taste: Malty toasted barley cola premature flavour finish
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no again

(April 2015 tasting): Visual: Pours beer bottle brown, almost no head, barely any retention, many fast steady streams. Nose: brown sugar caramel malts, a some biscuit/cookie as well. (lvl-5)-pungency. Attack: crisp malty bite. Mid-palate: partially thin-flat mouthfeel, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) brown sugar, caramel malts, light cola. Finish: light burpy, light-sweet malty super subtle bitter dry hopped finish. Summary: Quite boring actually. Just a malty beer lacking any special characteristics.

[December 8, 2015 re-tasting]:

Nose: liquid barley malt, some cola caramel. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: crisp-thin-fizzy

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toasted malted barley, brown sugar, cola

Finish: malty, soft subtle bitter finish.

Summary: Premature stoppage of flavour before the finish