Thursday, May 29, 2008

Deschutes Cinder Cone Red

Okay, I'm two for two on my journey through the six beers that Deschutes sent me. This Cinder Cone Red is wonderful. It strikes a perfect balance between the malt and the Amarillo and Tettering hops, the latter of which set my tongue to buzzing and linger wonderfully long after the swallow. It has a mild smokiness. I enjoyed this with a mere salami and turkey sandwich, but I suspect it would perfectly complement smoked meats, especially game like duck. Damn, I wish they'd sent me more than one bottle of this. And I don't normally think of myself as a big fan of reds.

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