Friday, July 29, 2011
Pours orange/amber with fluffy off-white head. Aroma is malts, some vegetal & floral notes, yeasty. Kinda thick body with lots of lacing and a bit sticky. Flavor is very malty, sweet, salty, finishing with a slight bitterness. Leans a bit toward the old ale, but without the character. I wouldn't be disappointed to get this at a pub, but I might not order it again, depending on selection. Not a bad beer though. What does bug me is the tag line, "Corporate Beer Still Sucks," from a brewery in the midst of a major money expansion. I still feel their stout is the best beer they make. Tasted from the bottle @ 54F.
Celebrating 20 years of celebrating Sub Pop Records, with beer. Specifically, this beer: Brewed with Carahell malts. Bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with crystal hops.