Yo, yo yo! What’s shak’n LIBA nation? I just got through with an incredibly busy, but very rewarding week of work. The days and weeks and even months are flying by. I can’t believe I’ve been at my new company for almost four months! We have a relatively low-key weekend planned and I’m fired up to get things kicked off.
I’m starting the weekend with a bottle of Maine Beer Lil One. This 9.1% ABV brew is a American Strong Ale and is Maine Beer Company’s winter seasonal. First thing’s first, I have to give a standing ovation (picture me standing in my own living room, giving a rousing applause) to the gents at Maine Beer for the freshness info on the label. In case you missed it, I have been quite vocal on this topic since 2012. ALL BREWERIES SHOULD BE DOING THIS. I’ll get off my soapbox now.
Back to the beer, caramel malts mix with ample earthy and piney hops to give it a strong aroma and flavor. It reminds me of a decently balanced imperial IPA. The alcohol content doesn’t appear obvious on the palette. That is, it doesn’t taste boozy, nor overly sweet. It’s not my favorite beer from the brewery (Lunch and Mo are tied for that honor), but it’s also not a bad beer.
Have a great weekend. Cheers! Huzzah!