Friday, November 6, 2009

Pike Tandem

Pike Tandem

Ratebeer 3.35 77th percentile
Beer Advocate B

This is one of those most go places for any beer drinker; the Pike Brewery near Pike Place Market. The pub is great, the beer is better and the food..yum.

Taste +4

It pours with a mucky, ruby/rust colour. Nose has a lot going on, but it is malty dominant with green apple and caramel. In stark contrast every sip is smooth and velvety. If you taste through the slight pit fruit tartness you get plums, bruised apricots, hints of yeast and bread. It reminds me a little of well made scones. Did I mention the grapefruit bitter ending..

Aftertaste +2

There was a long lingering of yeast mixed with bruised fruits.

Alcohol Content +1 7.5%

Ouch, but your tastebuds were focused on other things so the alcohol slipped right by.

Value +1

This is nice, slightly complex and delicious.
Ingame Enhancement +1

I have learned that I am not very good at versus on L4D. At least I did not score lowest.

Overall 9/10

If you like your beers big and on the sweet side, head for Seattle. It reminded me of a strong scotch ale with extra hops.

Belhaven Wee Heavy
Swan's Scotch Ale and Comedy writing

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