Monday, March 19, 2012

Fullers Liquefies Old Man Winter

No kidding, it's summer. After that super crazy long never-ending Winter we had last year, this Winter essentially didn't happen.

...Naw... I didn't just jinx us.

With Winter seemingly being part of the past, I thought it was time to tell you about the Fuller's Old Winter Ale I had a couple of weeks back.

Old Winter Ale is one of Fuller's seasonal brews, as you may be able to tell from the name.  With notes of caramel, a subtle hint of spice, and a slight bitterness, I felt this 5.3% ale had a lower than normal amount of carbonation - all making it one of the heartier styles I've had by Fuller's.  Here's another thing: it was so warming, that it felt like I was drinking Winter; super chilly to start, but wonderfully warm going down.

So here we are, the summer's begun, and it's only March.  Let's say goodbye to Winter together, and I'll finish off my last Winter ale post of the 2011/2012 season.

Come ooooon summer special editions!

My Recco's
Food: Irish Beef Boxty (Go savoury with this Winter ale)
Music: Dropkick Murphy's - The Green Fields of France