Saturday, June 6, 2009
Extra Special Golden, Terminal Gravity Brewing, Enterprise Oregon
A new one for me. The ESG is described as an American Lager with a kick - Let's give it a try....
It pours a bright straw color with a medium head.
The aroma is all lager, lots of straw hopness with some mild citrus and orange peel.
It has a light/medium body, bigger than I was expecting. It is fairly creamy, as well. The crispness arrives at the end. Light hop and citrus builds in the body. Over all, very drinkable and indeed more dynamic than a "typical" American lager.
The aftertaste is clean, slightly "beery". It is a refresher and the palate resets fairly quickly.
A good hot afternoon beer. It does offer more kick and dynamic flavor than one would sometimes expect from a lager. Definitely one to try this summer. Available in 12oz bottles -