ClubGonzo’s Bittersweet

ClubGonzo Bittersweet, Batch 18.

ClubGonzo Bittersweet, Batch 18.

Bittersweet by ClubGonzo, Bitter, 3.3% ABV, 33 IBU.

3.3% ABV. So, ClubGonzo has jumped on the  session beers bandwagon?

The Bittersweet pours a clear, dark amber body. The head is small and frothy, consisting of many big light-brown bubbles, some of them manage to stick to the glass.

The aroma is quite strong with lightly roasted notes, caramel, fruits and mild coffee in the back.

Bittersweet in the glass.

Bittersweet in the glass.

The taste is moderate to light sweet and moderate to light bitter. The flavours follow the aroma, with lightly roasted notes and caramel, sweet fruits, hints of dark dried fruits and coffee notes further back.

The body is impressive for such a low ABV beer. It’s not at all that light, and the texture is more oily than watery. The finish is fairly dry and the carbonation is moderate.

Conclusion: Nothing wrong with this one, apart from not being exiting in any way. Pretty boring for a ClubGonzo beer actually, but it was a nice companion to this afternoon’s episode of Firefly. I’d rather watch another Firefly episode than have another Bittersweet, though.

Aroma:      5/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste:      6/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:    11/20
Ratebeer score: 2.9/5.0
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One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Bittersweet

  1. We pretty much agree on this one, although I think it’s a bit too sweet and full-bodied, which affects drinkability a lot with this type of beer. According to my plans, this was supposed to be quite bitter and rather dry, but the yeast wasn’t with me on this one and it finished with a considerably higher FG than I had counted on – hence the name… 😛 (Strangely enough, as the OG was really low in the first place; shame on the yeastie boys this time…or maybe shame on me, dunno really).

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