This pours revealing an inviting copper color topped by a strong, slightly off-white foam. Your first sniff reveals the complex balance between the citrusy, spicy pear hop aroma backed by slight caramel malt notes.
Aromatic north western hops provide a strong nose on this well balanced pale ale. Bitter flavors are present with a mild malt backing but don't hang around and allow for a smooth finish. Give this ale a few degrees of warmth and sweet fruit flavors and aromas become more prevalent. Cheers!
Pours with a delicious, creamy head that is redolent with the vanilla caramel aroma that gives the beer its name. Caramel continues in the taste, and the beer finishes with a bit of the warning that it is not an ale to be taken lightly.