Sunday, November 16, 2014

Flat Earth Saint Agnes Bell Tower Brew

This 6.0% ABV beer is from the Flat Earth Brewing Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was brewed to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the St. Agnes Parish in St. Paul, Minnesota, whose church, with its distinctive bell tower, is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The beer pours a dark amber, burnt orange in color. The beer overfoams when opened, bad sign. There is a huge, ragged foamy head of light beige. This has gotten too old, perhaps unintentionally refermented in the bottle?  The beer smells yeasty, fruity. The taste is yeasty, stale, malty, dark stone fruits. It is wildly overcarbonated. Had I known it was by now their 126th anniversary, I wouldn’t have gotten it, but I didn't read the bottle and do the math standing in the store. This has just gotten too old, who knows how it was fresh?

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