Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Brewing Projekt Stolen Mile Review

Name: The Brewing Projekt Stolen Mile
Style: Blonde Ale/Fruit Beer
ABV: 5.2%

Well, I’m diving back into the whimsical world of The Brewing Project (TBP). Today I’ve got their Stolen Mile, which is a blonde ale (though some sources also classify this a fruit beer) made with citrus and…….mint? That’s a very interesting combination to say the least and not the first choice as ingredient pairing is concerned, but I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Let’s see how this is!

Appearance – Hazy bright yellow color with a light amount of visible carbonation. The head is fairly thin and fades pretty quickly and the lacing along the sides of the glass is quite sparse

Aroma – Citrus notes and pale malts dominate most of the nose. I am also picking up on some light minty notes in here as well and it’s not as powerful as I thought it might be.

Taste – Lemon grass and light citrus on the front of the palate, which is backed up by a solid pale malt backbone. That minty flavor is also quite light and, interestingly enough, adds to the overall citrus profile. The aftertaste is quite dry, save for a light minty and lemon zest.

I’m not 100% sure how TBP managed to pull this off, let alone come up with this idea in the first place, but they did & it works! I was a bit concerned that the addition of mint would negatively affect what is otherwise a bright flavor profile but somehow it had the complete opposite effect. If you’re looking for a twist on what is otherwise a middle-of-the-road style, then I would whole heartedly recommend this!

The Brewing Project Stolen Mile – 8.5/10

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