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Friday, January 1, 2010

Boulder Beer - Never Summer Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Never Summer Ale
Boulder Beer Company
2880 Wilderness Place
Boulder, CO USA
Est. 1979 

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.94 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Nearly solid amber color.
Malty, tangy pine hops scent.
Tall, tan head upon pour. Dissipates slowly leaving short cover.
Great lace coating on side of glass.
Medium carbonation with hops finish.

Peppery; warms the back of the tongue.
bodied, big flavor.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
A craft beer with a crafty name.  Everybody and their brother has a "Winter" this and a "Christmas" that beer or ale on the shelves.  Well the folks at Boulder put a great spin on naming it, reminding us that this is indeed a winter style.  Kind of catchy the "Never Summer" name.  I like the ale as much as the thought that went into the name.

The ale is a robust amber color and gives off malt and hops aromas, but the taste catches you at the back of the tongue and throat.  It leaves a warming, peppery flavor that is just drying enough to make you want to sip some more.  Sip after sip, the ale's mild soothing heat wraps its way around you like a great big stadium blanket.  The perfect tonic while having that Christmas tree bonfire.

It could easily have been named "Always Winter", but it's fine just as it is.  Enjoy it while it's still winter!

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