In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into special high end beer from Arbor Brewing. It is their Violin Monster Autumn Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest Craft Brewery. Let us get into this fall beer.
It has a jet black color without a head. The aroma has a heavy cinnamon to light brown sugar notes. The taste has a smooth chocolate to cinnamon and nutmeg notes. The aftertaste has a brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg finish. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.arborbrewing.com):
Violin Monster – Arbor Brewing Company
A geographical approach to the werewolf legends results in the identification of a major werewolf area stretching from mid-Germany into the Netherlands and Belgium. With this in mind, we have created a strong, dark, spiced using ingredients from those regions. Brewed with Midnight Wheat, warming spices, and a hint of brown sugar, the Violin Monster is black as night and packs a punch at 9.5%. Unleash your inner beast with Violin Monster Dark Ale, but beware.
For centuries the Violin Monster has traversed the world howling his curse at an unforgiving moon. Although his past is filled with bloodlust and sorrow, he has found that playing his fiddle pacifies his Hunger. In recent years, the Violin Monster has found a measure of peace and a cherished home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. And if you’re lucky, you just might spot him there on a street corner soothing his soul by serenading the city he now calls home.