In this tap party blog, we are going to sample out another beer release from the Big Horn Brewery in Wheeling. The beer is called Rabbit Punch Irish Red Ale. If you read my earlier blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer blog. Let us get into the beer.
This beer has a deep reddish-brown color with a white constant head on it. The smell is a sweet caramel to the beer. The taste of the Rabbit Punch Irish Red Ale is a sweet carbonation caramel to a touch of toffee with a caramel aftertaste. It is a sessional beer.
Here is a description from the brewery:
A reddish-amber ale with roots in Ireland characterized by its malt profile including caramel and a toffee-like sweetness. Alcohol by volume is about 5.15%.
Here is a description of the meal I had during the Tap Party:
Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf Sandwich
Meatloaf grilled over high heat, smothered with bourbon bbq glaze on toasted white bread with Wisconsin double cream Havarti and onion crisps. Served with choice of Fries, Chips, or Coleslaw.
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In closing, I am not a red ale fan but this beer is not bad. I did enjoy this beer and I will have a few pints when it is around. The food was really good. I am not a meatloaf fan but this was pretty good. If you are a fan of red ales, you need to try this beer. I believe you will enjoy drinking this beer and it does have a flare of the Irish Red Ale feel. Most craft breweries normally miss that part of this beer style. I also like the fact it is ale this year and not a lager. It has a nice malty backbone and not overly hopped like most red ales. These brewers did a great job and you need to support them. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser