The beer pours honey golden in color with over an inch of foamy white head. The aroma is toasted grain, honey, straw, hay, and old farmyard. The taste follows the aromas directly, and adds in some fruity yeast esters. The finish is dry, and it has an intense and fine bottle-conditioned carbonation. It is medium bodied and exquisitely balanced. An absolute classic!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
This is an 8.0% ABV strong ale from the Middle Ages Brewing Company of Syracuse, New York. They produce British inspired ales. Well, the label on the bottle is, um, well, you know, ahem, uh, interesting to say the least.
The beer pours a dark brown with ruby tints. There is about an inch of very light tan foamy head. The aroma is malty, caramel, plums, cherry and light strawberry. The taste follows the aromas, as fruity as it is malty, but with a slightly off sour note on the end, very light. It is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. This is oh so close to being really good, they just need to clean up that incongruous tart note on the end. This should be malty, fruity and clean, the tart note doesn’t work for this one.