Sunday, March 18, 2018

Beer Review: Schlafly Hop Trial Ella (One Time Release)

Hop Trial: Ella from Schlafly Beer is part of their series dedicated to the tasting of individual hops which started a couple of years ago. It is a Golden Ale single malted and single hopped, the goal is to allow the drinkers to taste and enjoy the hop identified which in this case is the Australian Ella. For me, I found this beer to actually perform pretty decently, the appearance was solid and it held well on the flavor and aroma. The beer proved to be a nice palatable experience as the floral qualities of the hop came through nicely, more so than the also noted fruity notes that one should experience. Unfortunately, the beers are not for individual sale as they are part of a specialty series only introduced in 12 packs. But if you happen to see it and there will be new ones here for 2018, then it may be well worth picking up to experience which ever hop is highlighted. My score for this one an 82 and found it to be a tasty enough brew.

Check out my video to hear and see more of my thoughts on this one, and if you have had it as well then let me know what you thought of it by leaving a comment. Cheers and remember…there’s always time, so Get Your Beer On!

Appearance: 12
Aroma: 11
Flavor: 12
Palate: 12
Overall: 35

Total Score: 82

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