16175 Cleveland St #109
Redmond, WA, United States of America
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Coriander's the strongest and most immediate flavor in this beer, which is usually a big negative for me, but it worked really well in this beer. It flowed into a dry, yeasty turn into a strong cereal backbone. I think that bit of savory character made this beer.
First off, this came out much darker than I was expecting. This was basically a lightly hoppy amber ale. Didn't have any grassy funk like I enjoy in a steam beer / common ale to remind me that there are lager roots involved. Out of context this might have been fine, but I wanted something different.
Low-carbonation; even if this wasn't cask it was similarly (not) bubbly. Very much tasted like an English cask-poured IPA, with a bitter, rooty, resinous hop flavor right on the tongue. Within that context, pretty good, but I've had a lot of Machine House I've liked better.