So, no review yesterday because I took Katie out to this great restaurant in Asbury for our version of Valentine’s Day. They pretty much didn’t have any beers on their beer list that I hadn’t reviewed, so instead, I was drinking martinis. I had one that was amazing. It was vanilla vodka (my favorite), with apple juice, ginger, champagne, nutmeg and a bit of macerated apples. It was so wonderful. Anyways since we’re back to the beer, this brew is from a brewery that I tend to really like, although this is a style that I’m not a huge fan of. Let’s see how this goes.
Style: American Amber/Red Ale
Trivia: According to some other blogs and sites I’ve read, this brew was originally called “Kronic” and the Feds made them change the name.
Random: The label says, “Life is uncertain. Don’t sip.” Great advice.
The brew poured with barely any head. What was there was pure white and dissipated incredibly quickly, with no lacing left on the glass. The body is a very cloudy copper color with lots of carbonation visible on it. The nose was comprised of all caramel malt with some molasses. The taste was really flavorful. It definitely was malt forward and had a bit of bread on it. The caramel was definitely present with a little bit of vanilla and finished with a touch of hop bitterness. Talk about balanced…wow. The body was more towards the medium side with lots of carbonation. Hops lingered on the finish. Normally, this style doesn’t wow me. I mean, it’s drinkable to me, but generally underflavored. Not this brew. An easy drinker, well-balanced, and lots of flavor. I will definitely have this brew again.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0