I’m going to pretend that I’m a beer blogger for once and do a beer review. Don’t worry, there will still be nonsense and hyperlinks, I’m just going to try to provide actual, useful feedback for once. I can thank Wolf Linderman for the format. I don’t think it’s his creation, nor do I think he actually knows that I’m using his review format, but I am. Thanks Wolf!
The Pour: A lovely copper color with a nice, creamy head. The head had serious staying power, too, like it is an adult film star.
The Smells: AleSmith’s website says that it is a malty, slightly hoppy aroma. My sub-par, previously-broken-but-never-fixed nose says “slightly” is an overstatement of the hops aroma. Maybe “very faint hint of” would be more appropriate. Again, not the best sniffer.
The Taste: Is delicious a flavor? If it is, it’s made up of maltiness, some caramel, and those faint hops again. The finish is the appropriate amount of English bitter with no dryness. Carbonation is fairly light. It has a solidly medium body.
And now I’m all done with the review thing and I can go back to my normal ranting about it’s deliciousness. In my constant search for tasty non-IPAs from breweries in San Diego, this was a nice little gem. I’ve tried some of the other offerings from AleSmith and I’ve had mixed feelings. I can certainly taste the dedication they give to their craft, and I really dig their logo, but I just didn’t fall in love with most of their beers. This one, however, I want to wisk away for a weekend in Palm Springs. But now the glass is empty.