Here I am, getting back into the swing of things after wrapping up a week and a half visit with family in Central Florida last week! With temperatures hovering in the mid-70s (a good 35-40 degrees warmer than what we left in Boston), it seems somewhat appropriate that one of my first beers from the trip is a warm-weather style. I had this on-tap during our traditional visit to Maggie’s Attic in Mount Dora.
Beer Name: Something Cold
Brewery: Edmund’s Oast (Charleston, SC)
Style: Blonde Ale
Description: The brewery’s “ultra deluxe” blonde ale. Read all about and get some of the brewing specs here on their website.
Appearance: On draft it poured a see through straw-yellow body topped by a thin layer of white foam.
Smell: Faint sweetness.
Taste: It began with crisp, mellow light malts and grains. From there it took on some mild fruit and light malt sweetness. Very balanced and smooth throughout.
Mouthfeel: Roughly medium bodied with slightly less than moderate carbonation.
Hype: None that I am aware of. I was just happy to see a friendly tap to help me get into the vacation mood.
Overall: It was a very good beer for enjoying in warm weather. It’s not really of a style about which one can rave about big flavors, but for what this was I enjoyed it. The beer offered everything I was looking for in the style, namely a refreshingly crisp, clean taste and a nice bit of sweetness.