Tonight’s beer is from another New Jersey brewery I haven’t visited yet. Let’s see how it was.
Style: Cream Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In documented mythology the creation of strawberries is attributed to the ancient Goddess Astarte, more commonly known by her Greek name Aphrodite. Legend says that upon the death of the mortal Adonis that the Goddess wept with such passion that her tears fell to the ground as small red hearts. We started with a traditional Cream Ale, light and crisp with a great mouthfeel… Then we added fresh strawberries to give it an incredible nose, and slight tart finish. With just the right amount of fruit to make it noticeable but not overpowering, this spring/summer seasonal is a perfect offering to the celestial mother of love.”
Random: I find the first few hours before sunrise very peaceful.
The brew poured with a half a finger of thin white head. It dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was straw-yellow and completely clear. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose of the beer was grain with some floral notes. I couldn’t pick it out as specifically strawberry. It also had a slightly tart note, which was a bit off-putting. The taste started with grain and then had a mineral water note. The strawberry manifested more as flowers and there was also a tart note, which was just as weird as it was in the nose. It also didn’t have a vanilla or cream note. The body was on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick and tart. A pounder can was $3.25, which came to $.20 per ounce. I had high hopes for this beer, it just didn’t deliver.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0