It’s game night! My Mizzou Tigers play in the Cotton Bowl tonight, and I happened to find this aptly named beer in the beer fridge. I believe I picked up this beer as part of a mixed 6-pack when I was on vacation in Florida this summer. It says it was bottled on Jun 03, 13, and it says that it’s a beer that was brewed in collaboration with Dan Patrick.
Location: Poured into a snifter glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 4.7% ABV, 22 IBUs, ~100 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s pretty clear and dark golden in color with a decent amount of carbonation in it. There’s a thin, foamy head with a bready malt aroma with a hint of caramel.
Taste & Feel: The body is light and the mouthfeel is somewhat crisp. The flavor up front is fairly sweet and honey-malt like and bready with hints of grains. The flavor becomes a little less sweet, but remain fairly consistent throughout. There’s a light bit of earthy bitterness in the dry finish, and the bready flavors last for a brief time in the aftertaste.
Food Pairing: This beer has fairly light flavors, with mostly bready flavors. That makes this beer a perfect pairing for spicy foods, and since it has a football theme, this beer would be a great pairing with chicken wings or nachos.
Overall Impression: I was expecting a beer light on flavor and very drinkable, and was pleasantly surprised by the fair amount of bready-grainy malt flavors. It was very drinkable, and would go down quick and easy on a football Saturday or Sunday. With all the breadiness, it left me craving some spicy foods. Overall, it wasn’t bad and would definitely be my preference over Budweiser or other lighter macro brews.