Friday, April 27, 2012

New Beer Friday 4/27/12

Just one new beer today. Thanks to Douglas for spotting this one.

 MacTarnahan's Spine Tingler pours a nice golden color with a touch of haze and a finger of compact white foam. The nose has a nice malt aroma with pear, Granny Smith apples, a light cherry character. Floral hops are present as well. The taste starts with a big maltiness and apples, though it is not as sweet as in the nose. Midway though, the spicy yeast phenols add a sharp twist. Candi sugar and big phenols round out the end.

Overall it's an Okay beer. I'm not really geeked about the whole package. It's a bit too phenolic; the alcohol is not particularly well hidden and the sweetness didn't meld well with the rest of the flavors. Available at select liquor stores. Cheers!

3 comments:

Unknown said...

What ever happened to Red Hook, Kona, etc.? I've been looking, and people in the liquor stores know nothing about it.

Douglas said...

I wondered the same thing, I guess sitting in the warehouse aging for no reason.

Mikey said...

Yes. they are slowly dying at General Distributing, waiting for the Socialized Liquor Agency to approve them.