Starting at Lost Abbey for a Birthday Beer Bash, we have 5 tastings.
Starting with “Red Barn” a spiced saison with ginger. Light, crisp, some hops, lots of aromatic aftertaste. This is a great beer for a hot summer day after mowing the lawn.
Next up, a trio of darks. From left to right, “10 Commandments”, “Midnight Expression”, and “Old Viscosity”.
Though shalt not waste good beer. The first is a rich, dark Belgian with raisins and smoke. Not too dense.
Next the Midnight Expression, a brown lager. Lots of coffee, but light, unlike a stout or porter.
Third of the bunch, the one named for motor oil.
My wife didn’t react well to it. I however, thought it was great. Rich, thick, creamy with a beautiful chocolate head…”Guiness on steroids!” as one of our group called it.
Last, “Red Poppy” a super sour red amber that was almost a lambic in all the fruity flavor. This one I did have a strange reaction to, mostly because it was so sour. It was interesting, but I couldn’t get past that shock.