Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Great Divide Claymore
For St. Patrick’s Day, I ordered a glass of Great Divide Claymore at Al’s of Hampden. The beer pours a dark amber color with a thin filmy tan head. The aroma consists of toasted malts and caramel; nothing too intense here. The taste is smooth and sweet with caramel at first before some roasted malts and chocolate kick in. There is a light, dry, and biting finish with the Claymore. The alcohol content is 7.7% ABV. This was the perfect beer for St. Patrick’s Day, and it had a wonderful sweet caramel base with a wonderful toasted accents from the malts.