Brewery: Lake Wilcox Brewing
Type: Amber Lager
Appearance / Aroma: Really nice copper color with a foamy hazelnut head. The head is not quite as big as I would have expected for such an aggressive poor and died off quite quickly with little to no lacing.
Initial nose is sweet and malty with a few floral hop notes developing underneath.
Taste / Feel: It feels refreshing and clean off the bat with a definite malty flavor however, similar to the head, it dies off very quickly. What’s there is pretty good but it’s just too subtle and fleeting. It’s like, I have to keep taking sips to catch it long enough to consider it’s characteristics.
It’s no surprise that there isn’t much of an aftertaste or exhale. Maybe a slight sour tanginess coating the inside of my cheeks after a while. The malt flavor sticks around a tiny bit longer as the beer warms but still nothing tremendous.
I really liked the look of this can as well as the “Mad Hatter” theme (although I don’t really understand why it’s “quacker” and everything else is the hatter theme). The can reads something like “Ever wanted to try something crazy, maybe even a little mad?” and I’m left rather disappointed because there’s serious potential here for something crazy or mad. Unfortunately there’s nothing crazy or mad about this beer. It’s just ok.