Thursday, April 1, 2010

275. Buckeye Bling Bling

Bling Bling is our second beer from Buckeye Brewing in Cleveland, Ohio; our last one was Hippie IPA. As with the last post, I might as well not even bother with the website link, as their website is “still in development.” Three words: nice web presence. That guy staring into the fermenter ain’t making sales for all y’all, if you know what I’m sayin’. And I think you know what I’m sayin’.

Pouring a orangish gold (well, it’s really a urine color, but I’m not supposed to say that), Bling Bling has a light white head that hangs around. The nose is equal parts malt and citrus and floral hops, a.k.a. the Amarillo mentioned on the label. Flavors start with a soft sweet maltiness before moving on to a hoppy middle with mostly citrus and floral hops flavors and a touch of bitterness that carries through to the finish. The end is pretty clean, with the exception being the lingering bitterness that is slightly bright along with being lightly grassy flavored. Bling Bling is medium to light bodied with a crisp but light carbonation that has nice tight small bubbles. There is a light bit of tongue curling from the hops, but not that much. This is a good summer drinkin’ beer—light bodied with bright citrus-y hop flavors and a nice twang of bitterness at the end. It also hides the 6.5% ABV rather well—it tastes much lighter than that, which could potentially be the only downside to it serving as the smooth summer sipper.

Sorry, the Buckeye website’s got nothing.

ABV: 6.5%
Malts: British & Torrified Wheat
Hops: Amarillo throughout


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