When I first tried this beer last year, on the recommendation of a liquor-store employee, I thought I'd gotten a bottle from a batch that had been contaminated. Although it smelled like pine trees, it tasted like, well, the mold that grows on a plastic container full of spaghetti that's been hiding in the back of the fridge for three months.
But people rave about it. So I tried it again this year, and I'm sorry to say that I could barely stomach a single sip. I'm not sure why my taste buds react so strongly to this beer, which is reportedly brewed with eighty pounds of spruce tips from trees near Durango.
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Steamworks is a great little brewery that makes an excellent IPA as well as Ale Diablo, one of the most deliciously odd beers I have tasted in a while (it's brewed with Riesling grape, which lends an amazing, sweet, fruity flavor).
But I'm going to have to lose the Goose.
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