$3.99 for the 22oz bomber from Cheers in Carrollton, GA, USA. First time I’ve seen this in GA, fairly new to the state. Cheers also had the Dortmunder, the ‘Dark’ Double IPA (whatever that is) and the Hefe all at $3.99. I toyed with the idea of buying all four, but decided that it would be wise to try one first to see if it was up to scratch. Glad I resisted!
Dark orange, cloudy pour, perhaps due to some chill haze but it looks a bit iffy. Carbonation can be described as ‘fizzy’. Some head but retention is zero. Decent aroma with some solid malts.
After that things go downhill. WOEFULLY thin in the mouth and we get a thin, mildly acidic, apple influenced, weak brew. Perhaps even going as far to say infected. Not good at all.
In my American Red/Ambers I am looking for clarity, a great amber/red color, good head, nice sticky retention and a solid mouthfeel with plenty of malt/hop balance. This FAILS on all fronts.
Might be a while before I bother with the others.