Sunday, October 31, 2010
First up is Killian's which pours amber in color with a creamy white head. The aroma starts with the typical Macro lager smell but, oddly enough, has a bit of a stewed tomato scent at the end. Weird. Very bubbly on the tongue with a sweet malty flavor and finishing with a strange vegetable taste. Probably the best of the Macros we've had, so far. Next is Laughing Skull which has a cloudy straw color with a creamy white head. The smell is of sweet hops. We differed on our taste with this one. James thought that there was a lot of malt up front with a smooth balance, but once you swallowed it left a dry, bitter flavor in the mouth. Not a pleasant hoppy bitterness but more like an aspirin bitter. Aimee thought she really didn't taste any malt, just bitter hops, but again not in a good way- more of a pungent bitter with a funky aftertaste. Then we have Rogue's which pours a true amber in color with a tan head. The scent is all malt and the flavor is of caramel, bubbly on the tongue with a perfect balance between the hops and malt.
End Result--Rogue easily beat the other two, although we thought all three were rather dull. The Rogue is more of a "food" beer, not something that we'd enjoy just drinking by itself. The surprise this go-round was how much we didn't like the Laughing Skull, as we preferred Killian's flavor. That's it for this week's Macro vs. Micro tasting. Stay tuned for next weekend!
Posted by James and Aimee at 3:13 PM