Against The Grain now distributes to New Jersey, so I don’t have to wait until I go out of state to try their beers. I haven’t seen any reviews on this one, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Beer For Bad Mo-Fo’s. This Belgian table bier is a traditional entry into the Session category. It is meant to be consumed with food but also stands well on its own. When you need to drink the whole meal and want something with plenty of flavor but don’t want to get shit-twisted from the alcohol, this is a great choice. Look for a smooth malty body with hints of biscuit and rye. The hops are subdued and mostly present as a bittering agent. The yeast plays a prominent role in creating bready and lightly fruity notes.”
Random: My new favorite blogging spot is the corner of our sectional. Sometimes the cats try to kick me out of the spot.
The brew poured with a two finger, thick, slightly off-white head. It went away quickly, but still left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dusky, light orange with lots of carbonation visible. The nose had toasted grains along with old grass and earthy hops. The taste was also quite light with the same toasted grain and a touch of sweetness. The hops were mellow and was also earthy, but the brew was highlighting the malt. The body was medium thickness with moderate carbonation. It had a quick finish with biscuit and toasted malt. A pounder can of the beer was $3 ($.19 per ounce). I had no problem killing this can, but it’s definitely on the simplistic side. It would be a good choice for a barbecue beer.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0