The beer pours a lightly hazed dark yellow golden in color. There is a white foaming head. The aroma is fruity, melons and blueberry, with an interesting fruity tart note. The taste follows the aromas, fruity, melons, a touch tart, with some pine needles. Some tropical notes come in later. The bitterness is mild, especially for the style. The beer drinks easy, with a fine, yet crisp carbonation.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
This 5.8% ABV ale made with cranberries and spruce tips is from the Alaskan Brewing Company of Juneau, Alaska.
The beer pours a clear dark golden with red tints. There is a relatively short head of white to off-white foam. The aroma is tart cranberries, with just a touch of spruce. The cranberry in the aroma is tart, the cranberry in the taste is much more of a sweet fruit, the spruce is again present, but quite subdued. The finish is part sweet and party dry, with very little bitterness. The beer drinks with a medium body and moderate carbonation.