658. The Softest Bullet Ever Shot

658. The Softest Bullet Ever Shot

Last weekend it was finally nice in the Boston area. On Sunday I decided to walk to Harvard Square for a beer after I finished up in lab. The route I took also happened to be the route of the Human Genome Trail, which consists of banners representing each chromosome hung on light posts along the route. The banners are scaled representations of chromosome banding patterns. It was a nice walk, and the genome trail is a cool exhibit to get people interested in science.

After stopping at Cardullo's for chocolate and tea, I went to John Harvard's and had a burger and two pints of the Flaming Lips themed The Softest Bullet Ever Shot, an English Bitter served on cask.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: John Harvard's Brew House
Alcohol: ?
Serving: Cask, Pint
Style: English Bitter. BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.5): Pours a nice, lightly-hazy, amber-copper. It's topped by a dense, thin, off-white head that fades to a thin layer leaving sheets of lace.

Smell (4.0): Lightly malty with a nice hop aroma. Toasty with notes of caramel, and fruit. The hop aromas are herbal and resiny. Swirling really brings out the caramel and fruity aromas.

Taste (4.0): Bready and toasty upfront with caramel and fruity sweet flavors appearing in the center. The finish is a nice mix of herbal, grassy and resiny hops that impart their flavors first before a mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Medium-bodied, low carbonation, smooth, a little sticky.

Drinkability (4.5): Mild, but enough flavor to keep you interested. Definitely a session beer.

Overall (4.15)

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