Sebago Brewing Company Single Batch Series – Fool’s Gold Ale (365 Day 255)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Sebago Single Batch Series - Fool's Gold Ale

I have had my share of American craft beer over the years. Heck, even over the past two years looking at all the beers I have logged on Two Beer Dudes. Since I stick to American craft beers there are some styles that I don’t come across all that often. Usually those are styles from Europe that are very specific to a region. A California Common or Steam Beer isn’t one that fits that foot. Safe bet we have all heard of Anchor Steam but the style, at least in my experience, doesn’t seem to get out that much.

Here’s where another Single Batch Series beer from Sebago Brewing Company steps up by brewing Fool’s Gold Ale. Before I go into my typical brief description of the beer (since you can read my review by clicking the link wrapped around the name of the beer, there is not need), I have to preface with the fact that it becomes especially difficult to give a fair and solid explanation of an American craft beer style with which you are unfamiliar.

Fool’s Gold was light bodied with grassy, citrus, and pale malt profile. The taste could be best explained by stating it was similar to a pilsner. Don’t know if that is normal for the style but it definitely worked here and kept my interest.

If you have the chance to pick up this beer, outside of the style, it is a solid beer that could easily make anyone happy. Enjoy!

Aroma: 7 (25%), Taste: 8 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 8.3

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