Weyerbacher Old Heathen

Weyerbacher Old Heathen

The stock in the fridge is dwindling. Thank God. I haven’t been beer shopping in like 2 months! I REALLY need to get out and pick up a bunch of fall beers. I believe that there are only 5 bottles left in the crisper…check that…4 (as I pour this Weyerbacher Old Heathen).

I’m honestly a little afraid of this beer. I tried it once before and it made my stomach turn. I couldn’t down it. At that time, I hoped that it was simply a bad beer. We’re putting that theory to test tonight.

The pour is odd. Beer is deep dark black. At first, no head. Tail end of the bottle was fully of foam, leaving a nice 3 inch head. The aroma isn’t strong. Faint cherry smell. The 8% ABV comes through on the nose.

I guess I can’t stall any longer…down the hatch!

FWEEW! It’s OK. Nothing like the first go around months ago. Theory proven. Flavors are relatively mild. Licorice and faint cherry taste. For me, these flavors don’t mix; I end up being brought back to the last time I had a cold…waking up at 2:00am and chugging that bottle of greenish CVS-brand Nyquil knock-off. The flavor is mild enough to not be oppressive, and I can easily finish off the bottle without problem.

So I wouldn’t run out and buy a six pack of Old Heathen, but I also wouldn’t turn one down if someone handed me a bottle.

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.