Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bonfire Rye

Date night is the best night of the week; second only to Friday. Hubby and I have been going out for hot wings and cold beer almost every Wednesday since we first met. Let me tell you, that's a lot of wings and beer, but who's complaining? Certainly, not me!

The only thing that makes date night even more specialer is when our favorite wings and beer place has a new craft beer on tap. That's like the cherry on top of the whipped cream on top of the ice cream that's surrounded by bananas and covered in hot fudge and sprinkled with walnuts. Yep, it's that good!

This week I spied a new brew on tap from a brewer who has yet to disappoint me. In my experience, Sebago beer is consistent and delicious.

Bonfire Rye (5.70% ABV) is a small batch, autumn seasonal brew.

It is a lovely warm auburn brown with a floof of white foam the leaves behind wispy ropes of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is super! Super as in amazing. Super as in enormous. The nose is a big hit of piney hops. Drool worthy if ever a beer smell was.

The taste is initially resinous hops followed by a rush of rye. Bready, spicy, malty flavors all combine to make for a wonderfully tasty beer. The hops and malt balance and compliment each other and the rye is the finishing touch.  The finish is crisp, dry and gently bitter.

The mouth feel is medium with enough carbonation to tingle.

This beer goes down way too smooth and easy. I can totally imagine enjoying this huddled up  around a campfire on a brisk fall evening. Yum.

Overall: very good

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