Hello, Trigger here. Today’s post is about the New England Imperial IPA. The appearance is exactly what you’d expect, a glass of orange juice. On the nose, you get strong notes of citrus with a hint of pine. The taste is what I expect. Minimal malt flavors with a blast of citrus hops on the finish. I also got hints of pine on the finish. Mouth feel is average not thick or thin. Doesn’t finish dry or sweet.
In two days it has sold at a hefty pace. I don’t see this beer surviving the weekend. Give it a shot.
Hello Maltese fans. Three newer beers released this week, and this means I have to drink them, for science of course. After the subjects were collected, and tested, I got some results.
Bloody Angle Red. This recipe is apparently a historic one. I tasted a beer that was really clean and well conditioned. It wasn’t rushed to the tap. I got some bready notes, and a hint of the roast from the darker malts. It’s pretty much what I expected. Fans of red beers should give this one a shot.
Rye Porter. Rye is two things 1) a royal pain to brew with and 2) delicious. This particular beer tastes like a traditional porter with a rye twist. I got the chocolate notes up front, and the rye spice on the finish. I didn’t think this beer was sweet or bitter. A nice sipping beer, especially if you let it warm up.
Sour Ale. Saving the best for last? Okay, maybe it’s a matter of opinion. I think this beer is world class. The beer appears pretty clear. The nose, I didn’t get much of one, as sours can have a tendency to not smell very good while tasting great. This one, minimal aroma. The flavor, tart without being a lockjaw sour. It has almost a champagne like after taste. Honestly, this is one of the best sour beers I have had the pleasure of drinking. If you’re a sour fan, you absolutely can’t pass this one up. Also, if it sells fast enough, they will have to make more… I hope.
That’s all for this edition.
First of all, hello! My name is Jeffrey Trigger. I like to drink Maltese beer. About me, I am a beer lover of all styles, enjoy brewing at the homebrew level, and good conversation about beer. The folks at Maltese were kind enough to have me write about their beer. They did give me one caveat, and that was to write it so all could understand what I’m talking about. So you have it on my honor, I’ll write this to the best of my ability without sounding like a snob.