Alma Mader Brewing Contextual
What the brewers say
Layers of malt flavor: toasted granola, dried dates, caraway, iced coffee. Fermented clean and cool.
What our panel thought
Floral and perfume-like Noble hop notes jump out from behind the roast and chocolate-malt aromas for a balanced complexity in the nose. The roast-malt character dominates a bit more in the flavor, yet the herbal hop bitterness lingers pleasantly into the finish.
What our editors thought
The light nose hides woody notes around the edges, with gentle wet forest and slightly burnt bread. The sip is somewhat heavy for such a small beer, leaning a touch too far into the roast/hop-bitterness side, but it’s a flavorful beer in a small package.