Sunday, October 7, 2012
Deep South Pale Ale
There's a new brewery distributing in Southeast Florida. And today I'm having Deep South Pale Ale from it, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company from Kiln, Mississippi. I've had a few of their beers several years ago and this name rung a bell. Looking online, this apparently was formerly known as Reb Ale, which I've tried, and they used that "deep south pale ale" to describe it in the story on the back.
Sourdough aroma, sweet and malty with a touch of grass. Sweet doughy, bready flavors come on strong in the beginning as well, with some light fruit, citrus and herbal characteristics.
That's when an ugly metallic bitterness takes over. Astringent, medicinal and even worse sour. Carbonation is OK, but the flavors are just drowned out by that bitter mess. Very dry finish, light 5.3% alcohol, and an unpleasant aftertaste. Sorry, especially if you read my report from three years ago. I don't know what I was drinking then. Pass on this one!