Monday, February 28, 2011
Sweetwater Tavern Great American Pale Ale
While visiting friends in DC, we stopped in to Sweetwater Tavern, and one of the beers I tried was the Great American Pale Ale. This beer won a gold medal at the 2009 Great American Beer Fest, which I attended, so I was excited to try it. The beer pours a reddish amber color with a frothy white head. The aroma consists of lemon, pine, grapefruit, and lots of caramel. The taste is dry but has a great pine and lemon punch on the front end. The caramel base really shines through in this beer, and it leaves a grapefruit and lemon after taste. The alcohol content is 5.75% ABV. This pale ale was wonderful with plenty of citrus and caramel flavors, all well-balanced, and in perfect harmony with a great aroma.