Friday, September 25, 2015

Exile Chill Clinton

This 8.0% ABV double hemp amber ale is from the Exile Brewing Company of Des Moines, Iowa. The label features dual Bill Clinton's playing saxophone, while a cloud of "something" roils in the background.  On the back, Bill says: When they ask "Did you inhale?" you can say "No...but I enjoyed some double hemp amber ale."

The beer pours a dark, yet gleaming, amber in color. There is a tall half-inch of off-white head. The aroma is grapefruit, caramel, dark fruits, and pine, with a touch of nuttiness. The taste follows the aromas, an odd, yet interesting, mix of dark fruits, caramel, pine, and grapefruit, with a bit of woody nuttiness. There is a quality of heavy oak to this although it is not barrel aged. The beer drinks smooth. The finish is dry, but only lightly bitter. All things considered, this beer doesn’t work that great for me, but it seems like it would be great if it were aged in any kind of whiskey barrel.

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