Friday, April 27, 2012
New Beer Friday 4/27/12
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!