Next on our Aviator run, we are looking at Wide Open Red.
A dark, amber red body and tight, small bubbled head, characterizes this beer on our pour. When bringing the beer up for our first taste, we had a mild hop bitter nose, with an underlying caramel malt undertone.
The hop was noticeable, but not biting, when drinking, leaving a sweet mid-note and a clean finish.
Comments made were, “Very drinkable” and “Great go-to for a regular beer.”
Rating 3.5 / 5
Recipe ideas: Would love to use this to make a beer bread or beer batter for fish and chips.
It’s the time of season when Fall beers are finishing their runs and this article will start our first brewery run with Aviator Brewery.
Aviator has produced a wonderful fall beer, aptly named Frostnipper. With an ABV of 7.2 and a grim specter on the can, you should be wary, but not afraid.
On first pour, you can see a nice dark brown body that, held up to the light, has a slight red tint. The light tan head was brief, but with a tight bubble.
With a lightly sweet spiced coffee and chocolate nose, this beer was an absolute joy to drink. Sweet and mildly spiced chocolate, this beer finishes cleanly, leaving a slight coffee or dark chocolate bitterness on the back note. This goes down very smooth, with a creaminess that makes it very easy to drink.
Recipe idea: Use this in stews of beef, venison or lamb; gravies; or even in cupcake recipes. Very delicious!