Monday, April 22, 2013

Game Day Beer Review: Schnebly Redand's Winery and Brewery Big Rod Key West Blonde Ale

(5.30% ABV)  Served on draft at Yardbird in Miami, in a tall rocks glass with a wedge of lime. The beer was golden in color with little to no head apparent.

The overwhelming smell was coconut -- easily identifiable in the U.S. mainland's most tropical city. The beer had the crisp golden ale profile, but the taste of the hops were nicely mellowed by the refreshing flavor of coconut.

This beer is a revelation, offering a completely different experience than every other blonde ale out there. The twang of the lime nicely cuts the fattiness of the coconut. Definitely recommended, especially for hot summer days in the tropics: A

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