March 20, 2008

Barbary Coast Gold Rush Style.

We finally hit the last beer of the gift pack my father gave me for Christmas. Honestly, I appreciate my father buying this for me, he was trying to get me something Iíd like and appreciate. He put thought and effort behind the gift and I really appreciate it With that being said, if you are going to buy beer for a beer drinking fan in your life, donít get them this gift set. The beer isnít bad, but there really isnít much to it, most of it is just a bland rehash of mass produced American beers with names added to it. There isnít much flavor to any of them. However, the book is kind of nice. Tonightís beer is The Barbary Coast Brand Gold Rush Style Beer by the ever so mysterious MDII of Rochester, NY.

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We have our standard 12 oz brown bottle. There is a cream label on it with a green bar across the middle with the name Barbary Coast on it. There is a red Circle with a picture of a mountain on it just above the green bar. The lettering is all done in that old fashioned late 1800ís style.

It pours a nice amber color. Light passes easily through it as there is no sediment floating. When I poured it into the glass it formed a nice inch thick white head that slowly faded to a film on the top of the beer. There was some very minor lacing on the side of the glass.

The smell is weak. First you smell the fruity citrus of the hops. Roasted malts can be detected as well. There is a slight metallic scent to it. The flavor was meager taste of malts with a slight sweetness. There really isnít much else to it. The aftertaste is even milder and really canít be described.

This is a light bodied beer that is kind of watery. There is a nice level of carbonation, but not much else to it.

If you had a friend that isnít a beer fan but wanted to drink on, this is a very inoffensive beer to let them try. The flavor isnít that much stronger than beer flavored water. Overall I give this a rating of 3.5 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at March 20, 2008 06:12 PM | TrackBack