Old Man Ale

Green's, Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. 500 mL bottle. Best before 13th June 2006 so this is somewhat past the brewery recommended best, but I am still reviewing it for posterity. Usually I am not too othered by best before dates as the whole process can be some subjective, but here there does seem to be a genuine problem. Huge, billowing head on the initial pour. Quite a lot of carbonation. Some chill haze as the light amber body form. Some good lacing. Initial nose and tastes maybe give away the...

Bluebird Bitter

Much lighter pour than I was expecting, with a briefly frothy head and a pale, orange body. Not much lacing. Definite strong hop aroma and very distinct lack of malt in the nose. The malt backbone is all but missing in this beer as far as I can tell, with a lack of sweetness being apparent. Interesting, because it's not really a very hoppy experience either. An oily, but mild hop presence characterizes the beer. Very drinkable. A bit like a watered down "American over-hopped" IPA. Quite...