Thursday, July 28, 2011
Arbor Brasserie Greff Blonde (Arbor Brewing, Ann Arbor, MI)
Served in a tulip glass, the beer is an opaque dark brown to maroon in color--not black--with a tall, pretty light brown head. Nose is sweet and sour—strong but pleasant brett and malty sweetness underneath. The mouthfeel is light and grainy with lots of malt backbone. Sour cherry and lactic acid in the mouth—warm and settles nicely. Dry twang off the back of the tongue. Billed as a Rodenbach style and is in the ballpark if you don't know Rodenbach really well. Extremely pleasant and fun find early in my night in Ann Arbor. Draft clearly better than the sample—glad I tried it. Bartender said the draft was good but the bottle was betterm so I bought one for later.