This coppery, amber ale smells mild, like soft caramel chews and yeast. With the first sip, the effervescent brew instantly expands, becoming frothy like a foam soap dispenser. Despite its caramelized scent, this beer packs a sharp, bitter flavor. Not that this is a bad thing, but those who like black coffee, Dijon mustard, or sharp cheddar will appreciate its piquant taste most. Thick in body and tart in flavor, this is definitely a slow-sipping beer with a dry finish. Dishes with a sweet sauce, like barbecue ribs or Chinese beef and broccoli stir-fry, would be an ideal pairing.
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