Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lucid - This is Craig. This is Craig's Ale.

Lucid Brewing is from Minnetonka, Minnesota. Their motto is "Clarity in Thinking, Excellence in Drinking." This is a 7.5% ABV dark rye ale. How did it get its name? Lucid was started with a Kickstarter drive, and Craig was their largest donor. That rated a beer named after him!

The beer pours dark brown and ruby in color. There is about an inch of thick, creamy light brown head. The aroma is dark roasted malt, very nutty, mocha chocolate, some coffee. The taste follows the aromas, lots of nut, chocolate and coffee. The finish has a coffee like bitterness, strong, but not intense. There is a bit of spice from the rye in the finish. It is medium bodied and smooth. There is a tingle of fine carbonation, but it complements, rather than takes away from, the smoothness. This is soooo good, thank you Craig!

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