When in Portland at Widmer Brothers Brewpub, after our brewery tour, which I did really enjoyed the depth of details, we were able to get some lunch and a few brews. If you read my earlier blog on their Raspberry Imperial Russian Stout, you are pretty know this brewery. If you have not read that beer post, please, read the first of that beer post. Let us get into this great brew.
I had this beer at their brewpub. It has a nice amber color with semi white head on the beer. It has a sweet malty smell to this alt. The taste is a nice sweet carbonation malty with a dry finish to it. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I am a huge fan of Alt ales. I believe there are some really good Alts out there and there are some really bad Alts. There is no middle of the road on this beer style for craft brewery. Either the brewery can make a really good one or just do not make it all. I hate to be so harsh on Brewmasters. This is a science and an art form. I know for a fact that Einstein would not put some of his thoughts on paper unless they were really good. It would go with Vincent Van Gogh making his master pieces. This beer is done very good and it is everything I look for in this beer style. I would put this beer in my line up but it is only available in draft and at their brewpub. If you are out in Portland, check out the Widmer Brothers’ brewpub for this beer and some great food. Put a bird on it and go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/