It's Friday once again, which means it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a tip and sip on my balcony, while trying to escape the stress filling the world right now.
For week 22, I crack open a bottle of Spinnakers Brewing's Keg Tosser Wee Heavy Scotch Ale...
By now, readers should know that I enjoy simple things in Life, and in my label designs. This brew satisfies that enjoyment. The simplicity of it's colours, arrangement and font styles is very pleasing to me- and has just enough "roughness" that it subtly implies a bit of wild adventure in the taste. Of course, it helps that it has one of my favorite colours, green, as part of the label. The gold bars at the top and bottom balance wonderfully with the white and gold text. The "Keg Tosser" adds a nice touch of class and randomness to the label.
For a heavy ale, the colour is a nice medium shade of golden brown. It has depth to it, but is "shallow" enough to let light reach you as your thoughts are submerged in pondering the state of things, and where the world is heading. You can tell that the brew has weight, but not so much that you're over burdened with it.
The taste matches the colour, it's a nice medium level of kick to it. It has a gruff attitude, but once you get past that initial outburst of intimidation, you warm up to the taste. By the third sip, I was able to fully settle into my chair and relax as if I was talking with a long-time friend. Once in a while, the attitude come forth- but for the most part, this ale is pleasant company on a Friday.
Despite some hesitancy due to my experience with some of the other "heavy" beers I've tried during this series, I'm glad that I gave Spinnakers Brewing's Keg Tosser Wee Heavy Scotch Ale a chance. It's certainly on my list of brews that I'll enjoy again, and would recommend. A nice "Good".