April Dirty Thirty Day 12 – Long Trail Pollenator

Today’s April Dirty Thirty craft beer review is on…

Long Trail Pollenator

Long Trail Pollenator

Long Trail Pollenator

Critical Information:

  • 4.6% ABV
  • English Pale Ale

My Experience:

– POUR

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. It has an orange glow to it with lots of bubbles and an off-white head.

– SMELL

It has a nutty, caramel malt aroma. Is there also some grape in there? It reminds me more of an autumn beer than a spring one.

– TASTE

It starts with some crisp hops and finishes with some sour, floral malt flavors. It has a pretty light body as well.

– FOOD PAIRING

Hurray, it’s finally spring! No more bundling up to walk the dog. This beer calls for some outdoor grilled BBQ chicken. Has to be the thick BBQ sauce (that’s Memphis right??).
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April Dirty Thirty Day 5 – Legend Brewing Maibock

Today’s April Dirty Thirty review is on…

Legend Maibock

Legend Maibock… It’s Legendary.

Legend Brewing Maibock

Critical Information:

  • 6.6% ABV
  • Spring Seasonal

My Experience:

– POUR

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Decent sized pure-white head. There are very tiny bubbles that keep working for a few minutes.

– SMELL

Caramel and maltiness mix with some cloves. It has a rich, toasty lager aroma.

– TASTE

It’s sweet and toasty. Very minimal to no hop flavor. It has a bite to it’s aftertaste where it lasts for several moments. The aftertaste has just a slight bitterness to it (and not in a bad way). I’ve only had one or two Maibocks before and honestly can’t remember what they tasted like. I did no research on the style as well so I had no idea what to expect. But I like it. A lot.

– MOUTHFEEL

It’s slightly thicker than I would have expected. It has a heavy, dense weight to it.

– FOOD PAIRING

You don’t need any. But what’s the fun in that? How about a soft cheese, Brie?, and some deviled eggs. Ford’s Fish Shack has great deviled eggs that’s served with candied bacon.

– OVERALL THOUGHTS

Maibock. Yeah, might have to try more of them. I’ll have to do some research on them too. Legend Brown Ale is high on my list of go-to beers and now the Legend Maibock might be on it too. What makes this even better is that it’s from a Virginia brewery from a great city in Richmond. Speaking of Richmond I’m going to have to get a Hardywood beer into the rotation. Everyone keeps talking about them and I have to try more from them.

Score: 9/10

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