Tuesday, April 10th 2012
Great Crescent Mild Ale
(Great Crescent Brewery)
From the brewery that brought us the first barrel-aged beer to ever be canned comes America's first "English Dark Mild Ale" in a can. Great Crescent has produced some amazing beers and we're looking forward to trying this one as it's not a style that many American brewers tend to brew. Cheers!
From the Great Crescent site:
"Great Crescent Mild Ale is a Midwest interpretation of a classic English-style Mild. This beer has moderate malt aroma with biscuit, caramel and lightly roasted malt flavors. The bitterness of this beer is kept low and most people appreciate that there is a lower alcohol level without compromising on malt balance and flavor.
The Great Crescent Brewery uses 5 different malts to create this beer. Our mild ale is mahogany color, clear and unfiltered to so we can maintain the fresh natural flavors craft beer drinkers are seeking."
Here we go...
Pour - dark hazelnut and auburn in appearance with a wispy off-white head on top. Light carbonation with a clean look.
Aroma - fresh roasted coffee, brown bread with honey and caramel.
Taste - this beer has such an amazing roasted malt flavor that you would swear it was brewed with coffee. Lots of toasty, bready notes along with a sweet, caramel finish. Nothing light or weak about this brew, just lots of malt flavor that has many layers. So many great flavors in this beer, wow. Finishes with a kiss of toasty sweetness.
Overall - absolutely fantastic beer! If you're a fan of brown ales, coffee stouts or porters, Scottish-style ales or anything else that focuses on maltiness than this is a beer you'll love. So much great roasty, toasty flavors that is soft on the palate and extremely pleasurable to drink.I f you're a fan of malty brews than you've got to get your hands on some cans of this. Very well done Great Crescent!
Note - Great Crescent cans every one of the beers that they brew, although not all are available all the time, including a Coconut Porter that we've been dying to get our hands on. To learn more about this small Indiana brewer go HERE. Cheers!
Posted by Russ
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