Garrison Brewing Company Borg Ale – American Strong Ale at 5.6% ABV | 25 IBU

Garrison Brewing Company Borg Ale American Strong Ale at 5.6% ABV | 25 IBU (C$6.01 at NLC Stavanger, 650 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 6-Nov-2017, reviewed 6-Nov-2017)

Appearance: hazy brown with one finger of creamy beige head diminishing gradually to a thin ring, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: molasses, toasted malt, hint of dark fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate carbonation, sweetish medium duration finish. (3/5)

I continue to be fairly unimpressed by these Federation of Beers offerings, which (except for Red Shirt) have been at best forgettable, and at worst actively offensive (yes, I still harbour a seething hatred for 50th Anniversary Golden Ale). This one tends to the better end of the FoB spectrum, but that’s not exactly a high bar. Get it if your beer store has nothing else you haven’t tried, I guess, but don’t expect to be impressed. (13/20)

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