I love crowlers. This beer has been sitting in my fridge for exactly a week and it poured with a great head and excellent aroma, as if they filled it today. While I’ve enjoyed growlers – and I still keep a few on hand – the fact that you can purge a can with CO2, as Alliance does, and keep all light out makes for a well preserved beer. I’ve heard of people taking them even longer than that. 2 weeks has been about my maximum so far but really, I don’t see why they couldn’t go longer. Alright, enough of that, let’s check out this beer!
On deck we have the Citra Blonde from Alliance. Ever since I took a BJCP course I’ve had a new respect for blonde ales. Honestly I gained a new respect for a lot of styles that I had kinda turned my nose up to – boy was I wrong. This beer pours with a yellow to deep gold color with a terrific head with great retention. It is slightly cloudy as well. On the nose I find a bit of white bread and a lot of citrus notes. On the palate this beer is a wonderful bl
Source: Knox Beer Snobs
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