Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red Branch Diabhal

Type: belgian ale
Origin: Sunnyvale, California
Price: $5.99 per 0.5 L

I must say that I am a sucker for pop-tops, although I think I need to change that. This beer is simply mediocre. This is a belgian style ale that is fermented with honey, which is usually pretty damn tasty, but everything tastes watered down and boring with this. They are trying to emulate a belgian tripel, but there is nothing similar. There is no head, and has a flat flavor. After pouring my first glass and tasting it (and hence writing this review), I performed an experiment. Pop the top back on, shake vigorously (to aerate), then pour into my glass. This created a light head that quickly dissipated. Not cool. This did however bring the honey flavor out to play, so I guess that was a success. At least its 8.2%, so I have a chance of getting shit-bombed and then forgetting about the taste of this warlock.

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