Beer Review #2: Fitza Bräu No. 3 – Pale Ale

Tasting notes
Appearance / Color: cloudy, gold, large-pored thick head, high carbonization
Aroma: citrus, grassy, malty, fresh
Body / Flavor: medium body, lemony-grassy, caramel-creamy, fruity, bitter finish

photoA warm Sunday afternoon, sitting on the back porch, light breeze and bird tweeting … the only thing missing now is the smell of fresh cut grass (and a cool refreshment) to complete my “summer feeling”. So I grab the new # 3 Pale Ale from Fitza Bräu, which was brewed only a few miles away in the Hessian Rimbach.
The color is a hazy gold with a white thick head which disappears after a few minutes and lots of carbonation.

Already when pouring I smell the sweet malty freshness. Notes of citrus and fresh cut grass follow –  YAY … my summer feeling is perfect!
Due to the relatively high carbonation Fitza Bräu # 3 tastes very fresh. Thereby first sip is tingling on the tongue and dry with notes of malt and hops.

The combination of  bittering hops Northern Brewer and aroma hops Mandarina Bavaria and Green Bullet gives the Pale Ale a creamy caramel flavor with a slightly bitter, grassy but fruity finish.

Conclusion:
Overall # 3 is a fresh and well-balanced American-style Pale Ale with a fresh hop flavor, which adds a light and soft bitterness. However, although the lingers on the tongue for a good while it  flattens out relatively quickly.
Definitely a rememberable beer, which is determined to quickly find many lovers.
Keep it up!

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