Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Beer Beat: Christmas already?

I was shocked to see that the Ypsilanti Food Co-op was already stocking winter seasonal beers. Technically, it's not even autumn yet. Maybe it's the cool weather we've been having, or maybe I'm just a sucker for rich malty beers with a hint of spice. Whatever the reason, I ended up going for a 4-pack of Four Elf. It's a pretty darn good--thick, and malty with notes of nutmeg, clove, and allspice. At around 9% ABV, this beer will warm you up on a chilly night. If you're not a fan of full bodied beers, or abide by the Reinheitsgebot, this beer may not be your favorite. That said, I think Dark Horse really hit the ball out of the park with Four Elf.

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