Tonight’s beer is another one from Bolero Snort. I find that I tend to pick up their beers because the labels are cute.
Style: Smoked Beer
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus. Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef or veal, see beef cattle), for milk (see dairy cattle), and for hides, which are used to make leather. They are used as riding animals and draft animals (oxen or bullocks, which pull carts, plows and other implements). Another product of cattle is dung, which can be used to create manure or fuel. In some regions, such as parts of India, cattle have significant religious meaning. Cattle, mostly small breeds such as the Miniature Zebu, are kept as pets. Around 10,500 years ago, cattle were domesticated from as few as 80 progenitors in central Anatolia, the Levant and Western Iran. According to an estimate from 2011, there are 1.4 billion cattle in the world. In 2009, cattle became one of the first livestock animals to have a fully mapped genome. Some consider cattle the oldest form of wealth, and cattle raiding consequently one of the earliest forms of theft.”
Random: I’m having a craving for a good steak.
The beer poured with a one finger, wispy, white head. It took awhile to dissipate. The body was reddish-brown and had moderate carbonation. The nose started with a bit of smoke and char. It also had some pineapple notes, but almost like candied pineapple instead of fresh. The taste was much of the same. The fruit took front seat. I specifically picked up pineapple and mango with a sugary sweetness as well. The smoke was there but really needed to be amped up. It had a medium body with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick with a touch of smoke. A can was $3.37, which came to $.21 per ounce. I just wished this beer had a bit more smoke to it.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0