St. Pauli Girl Special Dark
appearance: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | mouthfeel: 2.5 | drinkability: 3
First, I’m wondering if I didn’t enjoy it as well as I could have because the date on my bottle was for next month. I don’t know what the life of one of these are, but that seems to cut it pretty close.
The pour was very much like a cola. It was a dark brown but see-through; not opaque at all (which is my personal preference.) It looked carbonated like a soda, and the head was a tan and short-lived with no lacing.
The smell wasn’t bad at all, though. It was a kind of toasty caramel. Sweet. I think hoppy, but to be honest, I’m not sure if I have a good handle on “hoppiness” yet.
The taste was a little sour. Like it had a tinge of pineapple, but not good pineapple. Toasted pineapple maybe. A touch of sweet on the initial drink but it leaves that sour aftertaste. Not that I couldn’t drink it, in fact, I’d still take this over a Bud. But I wouldn’t ask for it directly, that’s for sure.
[ serving type: bottle ]