I’m on vacation in Florida, and on our way down we stopped in Atlanta to stay with my friend Joe, to take a break during the 17-hour car drive down. Joe picked up a couple of local craft beers that I couldn’t get in Illinois or Florida, and made sure they were in the can, so I could drink them on the beach. Well, I’m not on the beach yet, but I cracked open one of these while sitting on the veranda looking down the beach.
Location: Poured into a glass from the can at our rental condo on Madeira Beach, Florida.
Numbers: 5% ABV, 147 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s dark golden in color, almost orange, and fairly hazy. It had a nice big white foamy head when I first poured it, but it quickly fell to almost nothing. It’s got a yeasty-bready and citrus-fruit aroma.
Taste & Feel: The body is medium and the mouthfeel is crisp. There’s a bit of crispness upfront before the bready/yeasty flavors were apparent. In the finish, fruity flavors blossomed, bringing some almost mango and cantaloupe like flavors forward. The fruity flavors lasted for a little bit in the aftertaste.
Food Pairing: This beer seem to have a mix of bready, yeast,y and tropical fruit flavors. Therefore, I had it with some freshly cut pineapple. The pineapple seem to bring out a lot of its brightness and crispness of this beer.
Overall Impression: I was a bit surprised by the mango and cantaloupe like flavors in this beer, as well as the large amount of yeastiness. Overall, this was a nice light fruity beer with some tropical flavors that were especially good for relaxing on, and near the beach during the week.