Saturday, May 7, 2016

Pabst Old Tankard Ale

Old Tankard Ale from Pabst was the second best selling ale in America in the 1930's through the 1950's, behind only Ballantine Ale. This uses a brewer's log recipe from 1937. It is 5.8% ABV.

The beer pours a clear copper and amber in color. There is nearly an inch of off-white head. The aroma is fruity, tangy and sweet, plums and caramel, lemon and tea. The taste follows the aromas, caramel and fruit, with enough hops to come to a dry and lightly bitter finish. The beer drinks smooth with a tingle of carbonation. Well flavored and solidly done, drinks like a nice English pale ale. This is a winner in my book, and I love that it is also a living trip back in time.  

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