Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2017 Fullers Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale
I know I only told you about one of the others so far, but this year's Sierra Nevada 2017 Beer Camp Beers Across the World is AWESOME. Definitely worth the $25!
Fullers Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale is next up on my list. Honestly, I didn't know what to expect except that this is a collaboration with an iconic brewery. "English-Style" usually is a turn off for me because I don't like that style IPA, but I managed to set my brain aside and started drinking, knowing this was NO IPA! Brewed with plums to enhance the natural fruity flavors that come from Fullers yeast strains. 8.5% alcohol. PKGD 04/13/17
Plums show in the aroma. When you take your first sip, you know that the beer is strong while super deceptive at the same time. Plums come first, playing with other fruity nuances, maybe some strawberries. Base beer is rich with some toasty, fruity, herbal flavors. More fruitiness beyond the plum addition, maybe some raisins too.
Nuances of sugar, toffee, candy, syrup, all sweet but controlled. A LOT going on in this EXCELLENT BEER! I loved it!