Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fulton The Libertine

The Libertine is an 8.5% ABV imperial red ale from the Fulton Brewing Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ten percent of the profits of this beer go into the Ful10 fund that provides micro loans to entrepreneurs.

The beer pours a nearly opaque dark brown and red. There is a relatively short head of light tan foam. The aroma is bright, fruity, malty, strawberries, cherries, caramel. The taste follows the aromas, this is definitely malt driven, but with a tang, lots of caramel, some sweet potato, dark fruits, raspberries, strawberries. It is medium to full bodied, but not at all thick. It has a subtle carbonation with a moderate bitterness on the finish. This has some nice malt flavors, but it a bit too tangy on the end, it clashes and loses balance. This one fell a little short for me.

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