This beer bugs me, but mainly because it bugs other people. When I do any beer review, I do some internet research to make sure that I’m not way off base with what I’m tasting and smelling. I’ve already mentioned my less-than-ideal sniffer, but I always like hearing that what I’m seeing, smelling, and tasting is at least in the ballpark of what others are sensing. What others sense when they drink #9 is that it’s an unimpressive, uninspired brew for the weak of palate. What I sense when I drink it is that a bunch of beer snobs with shitty facial hair are too cool to admit that they like a beer that tastes like apricots. This beer kills it on hot summer days, and here’s why:
The Pour: The beer pours with an orange tint and a nice white head that dissipates fairly quickly. It leaves some lacing but not of legendary proportions. Yep, that’s all.
The Smells: The smell is all fruity and sweet.
The Tastes: Apricot is the predominant flavor that you’ll get. This beer is sweet. A delightful level of sweet. Everything about this beer conveys lightness. The body is light. The amount of sweetness is light. All of the flavors roll off of your tongue with a lightness like something that conveys lightness. The carbonation isn’t light, maybe medium, but more bubbles adds to…lightness.
So there you have a short and sweet beer review, which is much like the beer itself. Short and sweet. Do you see what I did there?