Today on TBD - 16, Bridge Brew Works, The Blunt Ale. It is an English Ale brewed in Spanish Cedar that was made by Bridge Brew Works out of Fayetteville, WV.
"We brew beer that we want to drink. They aren’t beers you might expect to be brewed by a small brewery in Southern West Virginia. You might not like them, and that’s ok. We won’t be mad. Promise. Why? If our beers were brewed to be liked by all, they would never be special to some."
"Belgian-style beers made in West Virginia? No. It’s not a joke. There are a number of year-round beers available as well as a variety of seasonal offerings from a light and refreshing Kolsch-style beer, to a big, strong Barleywine. It’s our goal to provide you year-round consistent quality along with something new each season."
My take on this beer is: that it is dark amber in color and that it has a fair amount of head when initially poured. It also has loads of carbonation while resting. It has a sweet malty aroma, kind of a caramel smell, and it's flavor is very smooth with the slight bitterness that you would expect from an ale. There is also a hoppyness noted as well. This is a smooth crisp beer and you will enjoy the various notes and tingle from the first sip to the last. This was a great beer in my opinion, I loved the bottle and the name as well (a blunt is a trick in which the stern portion of the kayak rises from the water and rotates 180 degrees before resuming contact with the water). This beer comes in at 5.5% ABV so it is not the strongest brew out there, however when you pour out a beer and it fills the glass completely (it is a pint) then what more do you want.
Referenced from Bridge Brew Works.