Tasting: October 20, 2015
Beer # 827
Explorable by Bolero Snort
Explorable and other Bolero Snort beers are brewed about a mile from my house and I want nothing more than to love this beer. Whether it turns into a trade chip or just quality local beer – either way, I win. However, the real reason I bought Explorable was that it came as a recommendation of a friend with similar tastes. He liked it and wanted me to share my thoughts.
Unfortunately, not a winner in my book or on my palate. I use the term clunky often and if you don’t get my reference I’ll call it clunky because the taste is muddled. Usually you can attribute a bitterness to something like citrus or citrus rind. Explorable is just bitter for the sake of being bitter. Another attribute of clunky is a lack of any discernible malt backbone. Explorable has no trace of tropical fruit or caramel sweetness and it lacks any mouthfeel.
The great thing about beer is that the experience is totally subjective – the enjoyment can be swayed by your surroundings and mood. Maybe my friend had a better day than I did.
Sorry – maybe next time for local winner – 79 points.