Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Four Peaks Brewing Company 8th Street Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Four Peaks Brewing Company 8th Street Ale. Here’s another beer I brought back from my trip to Phoenix, AZ. 

From the Four Peaks Brewing Company website: “English bitters are known for their balance of malt, hop flavors & aromas and, ironically, are not all that bitter.  The name comes from a time when people were used to sweet, strong malty beers and this new bitter style was lower in alcohol and more balanced, so, to the regular beer drinker it seemed higher in bitters.  We use all English hops for authenticity in our 2-time WBC Bronze Medal and 2-time GABF Silver Medal winner.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance:  Pours a light copper color with a thin white head and minimal lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and spicy hops, toasted, biscuit and caramel malts.
Taste: Sweet caramel and toasted malts, citrus and floral hops and finishes a little dry and bitter.
Overall: Easy to drink, Four Peaks Brewing Company 8th Street Ale is a good beer.  At 4.5% ABV this is highly sessionable and although I may not gravitate to this beer I would certainly not refuse it.  I could see knocking several of these down during the summer. 


Mark Harvey
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