Today’s beer is one that Val picked out. She loves the beers from this brewery and we’ve also gotten a few drink mixes from them, although it took us months to realize that it was the same company for a good few months. I’m not as big of a fan of them, but I do like the idea of mixing beer and tea. Let’s crack this open.
Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Amber Ale paired with Organic Darjeeling Hibiscus, Strawberry and Lemon Juice.”
Random: The brewery currently has 4 offerings. I believe Val has tried them all. I’ll get through reviewing them all soon.
The beer poured with a huge, three finger head. It was tan in color and went away slowly. It didn’t leave much lacing on the glass. The body was a murky brown color with a reddish tint. There was no carbonation visible because of the cloudiness. The nose was filled with old black tea and berries. There wasn’t much beer to it. The taste was filled with lemon juice and the same black tea up front. The taste had more of a floral note than the nose, along with some berry potpourri. The body was uncomfortably thick with light carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with tea. A can of this was $1.83, which came to $.15 per ounce. This beer just wasn’t it for me. The tea didn’t balance with the other flavors and there was no real beer flavor. This was a hard pass for me.
Untappd Rating: 1.5/5.0