Very soft and smooth with a decidedly nutty light roast edge on the malt. The emphasis is definitely on malt sweetness, although the beer is really very well balanced. There's just the barest hint of hop flavor as the beer crosses my tongue, although there's a definite dryness to the finish with a bit of light pepperiness to the hops. The beer feels a bit heavier than normal on the palate, but it's by no means a big beer. The starting gravity is probably around 14 degrees Plato.