Tuesday, December 07, 2010
31 Beers of Christmas, Day 7
Short and sweet today, folks. It's been a long day and then a long ride home. Hopefully it won't be too sweet though; actually I had planned to bust out my bottle of Autumn Maple which is brewed with sweet potatoes and molasses, but I really don't want something quite that sweet. So I'm going with Brown Shugga from Lagunitas.
APPEARANCE: amber-brown with a good lingering head and lace.
AROMA: Definitely brown sugar, but there's something else that smells like grapefruit to me in there.
TASTE: Way more hop taste than I expected, but that's good. It's just what I was looking for. Not too sweet, not too bitter, as Goldilocks said when she finished off Baby Bear's beer "It's just right." I'm not a hophead, maybe I'm not a malthead either. Maybe I'm a middle of the roader, looking for balance.
MOUTHFEEL: It tastes so good and I am so thirsty it's not staying in my mouth long enough to really feel, but I'd say it's got a medium body.
DRINKABILITY: It's gone, so draw your own conclusion. So far this is my second favorite beer this month. Almost as good as Backwoods Bastard.