Friday, July 22, 2016
Actual Brewing Temporal Abbey Ale (6/10)
Temporal pours amber color with some orange to it. It has a creamy beige head that lasts a while.
The aroma is malty with a hint of sourness to it.
The flavor starts with malt and hops in balance and then the hops swells up slightly and a kind of sour funk appears. The finish is bitter and lingers a bit. On balance, it's not what I expect from an abbey ale so I can't say I'm overly fond of it.
As of this writing, there are only 3 reviews on Beer Advocate. These score it at 3.79, 2.81, and 3.82 out of 5. If you average those scores and convert them to a 10-point scale like the one I use, it works out to a 6.94. So other reviewers seem to like Temporal a little more than I do, but not a lot.
I've seen this beer on a number of store shelves around town, most notably Kenny Road Market.