Another interesting and very drinkable beer from this increasingly impressive brewer. 22oz, $4.95, Greens Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Aroma is lots of malty alcohol, really rich. This beer has a certain fruitiness about it, but to call it a fruit beer does not do it justice at all. To me this drinks much more like an American Strong Ale – something akin to an Arrogant Bastard in fact. Sounds like a big claim, but I think it is justified.
Color is that beautiful, dark red rust, with a nice yellow fine bubbled head. There is a massive malt backbone against which hangs a fairly astringent bitterness. The bitterness probably comes in part from the fruit juice, but it manifests itself as a hop bitterness with a slight metallic twang. Lots of alcohol but it’s fantastically crafted.
Really very impressed (again).