Additional notes: 10/04/2022
Possibly a 2021 vintage (L21 254) and considering when I purchased it, but it does have the Shelton Bros moniker so … Same presentation, ABV etc. as years gone by which suggests this still sells well at home I suppose.
A lot of chill-haze on this pour with a modest head but some good, sticky lace.
Estery – meaning fruity still – but also too much solvent alcohol dominating for me (noted below) that also gives a mildly oxidized or diacetyl butter note. Could be the age. Even 15 years later this particular beer doesn’t do much for me. Want to like it more, kinda don’t.
Original notes: 12/20/2007
2007 vintage, $5.45 at Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. 500 mL brown bottle.
I’ve been waiting to try this to complete my “Elf” experience. Having had the excpetionally good “Insanely Bad” a couple of days ago, this was disappointing.
Clear, golden pour with better than expected carbonation. Some lace and a thin head. Looks good in the 20 oz pint glass. Aroma is alcoholic fruit.
Slightly viscous mouthfeel and the alcohol is definitely very apparent. It has the taste of some alcoholic pears and perhaps a hint of pineapple. A wee bit solvent like.
This is a bit too alcoholic for me, and it is not all that well balanced. It seems a bit too raw and solvent based.