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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nick’s April Strong Ale

Not available in retail stores, this is a one-time special brew from a local brewer to ring in the Spring, Nick’s April Strong Ale, served at a party last night.

Nick’s April Strong Ale poured pitch black in the mug with a creamy brown cloud that took minutes to settle to the top of the tan head.  The nose was herby and supported by a mellow coffee backbone.

Nick’s April Strong Ale drank surprisingly fresh, full of carbonation and mineral notes, before thickening up into a milky body of basil, thyme, and lightly roasted malts.  The ale stayed thick and chewy in its long linger, sweetening up a bit against the grassy taste of the hops.


  1. Lol... yes, but I think you might be reading too much into the "herbal" and "grassy" notes. :)