Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Qball's Beer Review: Sam Adams Utopias
Yes, no matter how you say it, Utopias are the ultimate drink. Yesterday, I was a able to taste the smooth brew and smell the brandy colored 13 year old brew. With only about 12,000 bottles produced and a hefty price tag around $130, this brew is tough to find, but my brother-in-law was able to snag one through some good friends of his.
At first sip, you are amazed at the quality of the beer. As Ann Luisa Cortissoz writes in the Boston Globe, "It's made using the basic brewers' arsenal - hops, malt, yeast, water - but at 27 percent alcohol by volume, and with flavors that call to mind a cognac or a fine sherry, this is beer taken to the extremes of flavor and alcohol content."
This beer is really a true reminder of the depths and quality that beer can be. Even the bottle is awesome. Shaped like an old style brew kettle with sliding doors revealing the Sam Adams logo, it gives an essence of the old "I dream a Genie" lamp. For all of you beer lovers, this is a must try. That is, if you can get your hands on some.
Additional Information about Sam Adams Brews.
Boston Beer Company, Massachusetts, United States
Style / ABV:
Extreme Brew/ 27.0% ABV
Limited Brewing for the 2007 release (12,000 units)
Rating (1 recommended, 2 good, 3 on-the-fence, 4 disappointed, 5 stay away)
1 (You gotta try this!!!)