April Dirty Thirty Day 12 – Long Trail Pollenator

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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 11 – DuClaw Euforia

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

DuClaw Euforia

DuClaw Euforia

DuClaw Euforia Brown Ale

Critical Information:

  • 4.8% ABV
  • 22 IBU

My Experience:

– POUR

I only had about 30 minutes to get this cooled down. Poured from bottle into mug. It has a transparent brown-amber color with an off-white head.

– SMELL

Toffee, maltiness, chocolate and nutty.

– TASTE

It’s a lot lighter than I expected, especially for a brown ale. The toffee and malt really come through. It’s paired with just a mild bitterness from the hops. I think it works pretty well together. The carbonation is just right. There’s some coffee flavors mixed in also.

– FOOD PAIRING

This feels like a dessert beer to me. It would go down well with some coffee cake.
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