Monday, January 10, 2011
Furthermore Make Weight
As part of my birthday six-pack, I grabbed a bottle of Furthermore Make Weight. The beer is described as an ecumenical mash-up, being that it is a combination of English-, American-, and Belgian-style pale ales. The beer pours a dark amber color with a lofty and frothy white head. The aroma consists of sweet Belgian yeast with a background of pale malts and some raisins, grape, and fig mixed in there. The taste is smooth and sweet with Belgian yeast at first with Belgian spices also kicking in to bite the tongue. There is an earthy taste that settles on the tongue with raisin, fig, and toffee accents. The alcohol content is 8.5% ABV. I really enjoyed the bready mouth feel and slight spiciness that came with this mixture of pale ales. Heed the warning that this is not your typical pale ale, and combining the English, American, and Belgian pale ales has made a wonderful combination.