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#52BottlesOfBeer 29: Steel & Oak Brewing Savasana

It's Friday again- which means it's time for another tip and sip!  So, join me as I kick back and relax with a bottle in the sun...

One of the few beer labels where I could actually apply the word, "cute" to.  The white label is "textured" with sliced lemons and cucumbers.  I found it to be a cheerful and light hearted label that actually made me smile with appreciation and the cleverness and how "cute" it was.  It's a light type of label for a light (5.2%) beer.

I'd been delving pretty deep into the heavier craft beers up until now, and was in the mood for something lighter, and summery.  When I saw that this was a light lager with salted lemon and cucumber, I figured I'd give it a try.  The first sip was actually interesting.  I'm not entirely sure how to describe it.  I was uncertain about the flavour, and decided I need to investigate further.  As I take a few more exploratory sips, I realized that it was very lightly flavoured with lemon and cucumbers, but you COULD taste them.  This lager displayed just a hint of the extra elements.  It wasn't overpowering, and allowed me to actually just sit and sip my way through the bottle.  By the end of the bottle, though, I was thinking that I wished that it had been just a bit stronger in terms of the lemon and cucumber tastes.

While I did enjoy it, and feel it would be an interesting experience for many beer tasters, Steel & Oak Brewing's Savasana isn't one I'm inclined to try again.  I'm giving it a "Bad".


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