Brew Review – Neddles – Allagash Brewing CompanyBy Mark Stevens on Jul 11, 2014 in Uncategorized Comments: 0. Tags:
Brew Review – July 11, 2014
Neddles (10.50% abv) – Allagash Brewing Company
Named after their first employee Ned Wight, Neddles is a sour brown aged in rum barrels from Ned’s new venture, New England Distilling. Seriously, this is a dream come true for a beer reviewer, especially when you consider we make stops at both of these locations. It’s a bit malty. It’s a tad sour. It’s got a touch of the rum from the barrel. It’s incredible. This brewery only release did not disappoint, which we are not surprised by. We missed out with the first release, but we were lucky enough to nab some the second time around.
We picked up a handful of bottles, trying a couple out of the gate, and tossing a couple into the cellar to put some age on them, to see what we end up with once we give them a little time to hang out in the bottle. One can only assume, like a fine wine, this will get better with a little time. The question is, can we be patient?