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!


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.