Saturday, May 23, 2009
New Belgium Mighty Arrow Pale Ale
Very clear orange-gold beer with a thin white head and nice lacing. The aroma is a mix of citrus and bread, and the first sip is grapefruit and toasted bread, a hint of caramel. Bitterness is well-balanced against the bread and caramel, which according to New Belgium comes from honey malt. The carbonation level reminds me of soda and your mouth is left feeling refreshed, but also dry. This isn't an overwhelming beer, very drinkable, and at 6% alcohol, suprisingly light and not overly sweet. Budweiser wishes their American Ale tasted like this. Definitely check out the Mighty Arrow Pale Ale page for some food pairing ideas.