Additional notes: 02/22/23 (pictured)
The 2023 draft version seems a lot more “bock-like” than my notes from 2009 would suggest. Nice depth of flavor and that quaffable, mild sweetness and biscuity appeal. Nice balance of sweet and bitter and finishes strongly. Moreish, stylistically pleasing. Better than previously encountered.
Original notes: 03/27/09
It’s taken me a couple of years to get around to trying this, but here goes.
12 oz single from Total Wine, Barrett Parkway, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Good clarity on the pour which for me, is a fundamental aspect of the style, however the head retention and lace are disappointing.
Nose and tastes have that typical fruity, dry and mild bitterness in there, but it’s no more than the style demands. Finishes with a touch of coppery, metallic bitterness which I enjoy.
In summary, Abita is a pretty average brewery and this is just another beer that reflects that fact. OK, but ultimately forgettable.