When I got back from Florida, one of the first places I went was to Forked River to grab the new beer that came out while I was away. While I was there grabbing that, I had a good chat with Steve about everything brewing, he let me smell the brew that is in the casks, and let me in on some of their upcoming beers (no worries, it’s safe with me, Steve). I also noticed in the fridge there two new labels I hadn’t seen before: The Deuce, their Golden Boy big brother, a Belgian dubbel , and Vindication, their (finally finished) barley wine. I grabbed them too.
We had just had two relatively mediocre beers and wanted something with some kick, or zip, or snap, or SOMETHING that would wake us up a little, so I grabbed this.
It poured out as you would expect a Belgian to, copper yellow and a few floaties. The smell was all Belgian blond. The taste was, well, not really there. It tasted like beer, that’s good, but other than that, it was, for lack of a better description, like a strong Belgian blond. The booze was just enough to differentiate itself from its brother, and there were a few (ahem) fruity and caramel notes, but other than that……
As always, I end a Forked River post with BRING BACK BLACKBEERD!