BEER DIARY - Fulton Taproom edition 2 @fultonbeer
The second half of my summer Tuesdays of picking up my CSA share and drinking good beer!
- •The Expat, rye saisonIt was fun when it was super-fresh and and orange-clove bomb, but now that's all mellowing out and it is nice medium-intensity rye saison.
- •War & Peace, imperial coffee stoutGreat dark chocolate and coffee flavor. Neither is overpowering, and there nice dark chocolate dryness at the back. Made with local Peace Coffee.
- •Sweet Child of Vine, English-style IPAMellow. Not as malty as an English English IPA would be, but a nice not-hop bomb for when you want an IPA but don't want to be overwhelmed.
- •The Expat, rye saisonAs this ages, the orange is receding in favor of the cloves, though there is definitely still plenty of citrus influence. Still adore it!
- •The Libertine, imperial red aleCask version with figs. Pronounced molasses/caramel flavor with underlying woody dryness. I'm not familiar enough with regular Libertine or figs to judge this one. Cask lack of carbonation and 8.5%ABV makes it seem kind of syrupy. I'm glad I had one but one is enough!
- •War & Peace, imperial coffee stoutIt's a little bit of nirvana every time I have a first sip of this! The perfect balance of dry dark chocolate and coffee. So good!
- •The Expat, rye saisonOrange is mellowing to give way to some banana. Still spicy with cloves.
- •72 Stretch, gose with lemon/lime zestIt's kind of like limeade in the good, beery way! Made with lots of lime peel, and not particularly tart or salty. But very refreshing!
- •Parallel Paradise, collaboration with Modist Brewing, "cocktail-inspired beer made with juniper, hibiscus, and orange/lemon zest"Hibiscus in the aroma. Juniper and gin dryness in the taste. Orange in the aftertaste vapors. Tasty for something different!