In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Empress Evelyn

Aroma: “Soft malt sweetness in front of a light cantaloupe, peach, and kiwi hops flavor. Light pineapple and lemongrass. As it warms, a touch of bread with lemon and peach.”

Flavor: “A mish mash of fruity hops flavors that are heightened by the malt sweetness; white grape, peach, strawberry, lemongrass, lemon, and grapefruit. Carbonation is very low and overall body is pretty mild, leaving a lot of gaps between the hops flavor and the hops bitterness.”

Overall: “Once warmed, the beer came alive with peaches and lemongrass a medium spiciness that intertwined a medium alcohol warming and moderate bitterness. Alcohol is a touch hot and could be a bit much if paired with bland or under-flavored foods.”