Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lagunitas The Waldos' Special Ale Beer Review 2018

I decided to move my look at the Waldos’ Special Ale from Lagunitas up in my rotation, otherwise not sure, when I would have posted it. Moreover, I have to admit I was happy to get my hands on this year’s batch a while back. This beer pretty much delivered on all that I expected and more. A good dank resinous quality to it made it very herbaceous, and the maltiness added a nice smoothness to the beer with caramel tones. The texture did come across as syrupy to me and it did have a hint of booziness, but at 11.3% ABV this is not always easy to hide and it did well overall. As it opened up, some of the fruit qualities emerged from the hops with tones like grapefruit and orange which was nice. All in all, this was a damn good beer no matter if you consider it craft or not. Put me down with 4.75 out of 5 for this one.

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