Alcohol Content | 5.75% by volume
IBU | 25
Mermaids and aliens get along, well, swimmingly. It is largely due to our similar taste in beer, but we’d like to think it’s also because we’re just a little bit different than everyone else and, therefore, must stick together. Coronado’s Sea Lady Black Lager is yet another testament to our shared enthusiasm for “oddball” beers.
Here Coronado brews up a dark beauty that is both light in body and full of roasted, malty, nutty flavor. If you’re a fan of beers that have serious complexity yet don’t leave you feeling like you just had a meal, then you have to try this beer. Available in pints or growlers at Coronado Brewing Company.
Appearance: Not surprisingly, this beer is opaque black with a light cream-colored head. Poured into a pint glass, it has a medium head with small dense bubbles in the center and larger bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass. The head lasted long after the first couple sips.
Aroma: The strong malt-driven aroma brings out notes of dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. Toasty and nutty scents bring to mind graham crackers, toasted bread, and roasted nuts. Very subtle hop aroma.
Taste: Robust flavors of barley malt, coffee and caramel are at the forefront while layers of biscuit, bready pilsner malts and hop bitterness are present but more subdued. The flavors are nutty, creamy, and toasty and no one flavor is overpowering making this a very balanced enjoyable and fairly complex beer. It begs for another sip so you can taste the subtle nuances in flavor.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body, this beer lightly coats the palate and delivers all the flavors of creaminess, bitterness and sweetness without being thick or chewy like many dark beers. Medium carbonation.
Overall: This beer is unique in that the dark opaque color is deceiving. It is actually fairly light in body, which makes it more drinkable and you don’t have to give up flavor. The pale pilsner malts that give this beer a lighter biscuit-like taste contrast nicely with the dark barley malts with their stronger roasted flavors. All in all, if you like surprises and beers that are a bit different, you’re in for a treat!
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