Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beer Review - Big Sky Powder Hound Winter Ale.

Beer! Here's one from the archives... don't forget to look me up on Untapp'd! User name is the same as this blog - Randroid. 

Big Sky Brewing Company - Powder Hound Winter Ale

Beer Type: American Amber/Red Ale

Appearance: 12 oz. brown bottle with a big hairy dog illustrated on the label. Big Sky has a unique style of label that seems to always feature a woodland animal. Beer poured a reddish-amber with no real head to speak of.

Smell: Hops, orange zest, sweet malt and a bit of grain all come through with a good sniff.

First Drink: A little caramel malt on the tongue that is quickly followed by the citrus and spicy hops.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a nice carbonation and a dry finish.

Last Drink: Hints of dark chocolate or ripe fruit come through at the end, especially once the beer has gotten a bit warmer.

Drinkability: Really easy going down - this beer makes me feel good about winter.

Notes: This is different from most "winter warmer" style beers I have had but I like it just the same. Too bad it is a seasonal item! Reminds me a bit of the Alaskan Red Ale.

4.5 out of 5. Damn fine flavor with a lot going on in between.

Links: Beer Advocate and Big Sky Brewing Company.

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