Friday, August 30, 2013

Hammer 30 Revolutionary Ale

This 5.0% ABV beer comes from the Rhinelander Brewing Company of Monroe, Wisconsin.  It came in a 30 pack from a Fresh n' Easy store in California.  I don't know if it is a store brand or not. I am also not sure what makes it a "revolutionary" ale except for its pseudo-Communist era imagery. "Nail Your Thirst" is its motto.

The beer pours a deep golden yellow in color. There is a tall head of fizzy white foam that bubbles quickly away. The aroma is a bit malty, some light straw and grass, a touch of sweetness, and a bit of green apple. The taste follows the aromas, adding in a medicinal bitterness and some strange sweet-sour-candy-chemical notes. The mouthfeel is light, yet syrupy. It has medium carbonation. This is pretty bad. There is a smooth, malty beer in the aftertaste that would like to come out, but the off-notes from cheap production kill it before it blossoms.

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