Michelob Brewing Company in St. Louis, Missouri. Unique shaped bottle, nice presentation. This is a winter ale aged on bourbon oak casks and whole Madagascar vanilla beans. Cool snowman with shades is toasting with a pint of beer.
Good aroma, malty caramel and a hint nutty. Ummm. Herbal tea syrupy to start, weird sweet. You can taste a hint of the bourbon and wood, and you will be overwhelmed by the vanilla dose you are given. I mean, next time just take it intravenously. More sweet medicinal plastic manufactured flavors and thin beer texture. Nice idea, piss-poor mass execution. I didn't drink more than half of this blech. If you can put up with the flavors, which I'm not suggesting even for my worst enemies, the 6% alcohol would give you a cheap buzz. I'm a bit embarrassed that this was sitting on the shelves next to some of my favorites. I prefer Bud Select 55 or Busch Lite every single day of the year; well, those or something good. Repeat!!! Do not be sucked in by the cute snowman on the label.
Before I started drinking this beer, knowing it's a macro that beer snobs everywhere surely love to bash, I turned to its review on Beer Advocate. You see, I had very high hopes for it. Yep, over 300 reviewers there gave this a solid C average review. I was hoping this beer was so good that I could put out some challenge to a blind taste test to prove not all macros are bad. You know what happened though? Yeah, the BA crew actually missed the grade on the "too good" end. This beer is way, way, way below C.
My glass was even pissed off that I poured this beer in it and demanded an immediate double-wash after I dumped the rest of the bottle! The end. Thank you as always for reading.
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