As we enter the home stretch before the holidays, time to look at a few seasonal offerings. Up first, and our.. what like, fourth Innis & Gunn post in a row? The seasonal Frank & Sense! You get it, like what the wise men brought the baby Jeebus. Yeah, frankincense, incense that’s not going to lie to you. Or frankensense, which is like gaydar but for reanimated corpses. Well, technically the doctor.
The paper wrap on this festive brew tells a tale of the brewers bringing in armfuls of gold, frankincense and myrrh. I don’t think gold is water soluble but maybe they mean the golden ale. Frankincense and myrrh are tree resins & gums used in ancient medicine, aromatherapy, and other smell-based magics. In this case, they seem to smell/taste a lot like “way too many hops”. Here’s what we thought:
Dan – ammonia, copper, melon (first smell was litter box)
Simon – definite golden ale, similar to regular
Dan – what the fuck is everyone’s fascination with fucking hops, super metallic, tastes like cheesy cameo beer
Simon – pinesol and water, soap
Dan – citrus
Simon – regret
Dan – 0/10
Simon – 0/10
Try it? No. Buy it? No.
But at a later party, Ryan, Bowick & Lisa all enjoyed it so ymmv.