Years ago, I used to drink my coffee light and sweet. After one too many times of leaving it for too long and it getting ice cold, I realized that I hated cold coffee that was light and sweet. I switched to black coffee and never looked back. Despite that, I was curious how this beer was.
Style: Cream Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Light & Sweet is a continuation of the Regular Coffee game. Where Regular derives its creaminess from the warm richness of a higher ABV, L&S looks to a nitro treatment for body, allowing the same flavors with less sugar and less alcohol. A nimbler version of our amusing beer rendition of the acidic bitter coffee curbed by milk and two sugars that starts a day in a paper cup, for the all-day drinker. Drink Light & Sweet when you want more than one, but there has to be a morning after.”
Random: Straight espresso is my coffee drink of choice these days.
The beer poured with a one finger thick white head that dissipated slowly and left a small amount of lacing on the glass. The body was almost clear and a pale copper color with lots of carbonation. The nose has some lightly roasted coffee along with a bit of white sugar sweetness. The taste was the same light coffee along with some sweetness from the lactose. There was some graininess from the malts as well. The body was very light with generous carbonation. It had a quick finish with coffee. If I hadn’t ever tried Carton Regular Coffee, I think I would have enjoyed this take more. It’s still a good beer, it just don’t compare to the original.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0