Harlot is a beer that looks to expand upon what one will desire from the blonde ale / lager style. This Carson’s Brewery effort pours with a very dark, amber / copper coloration. The head that issues forth dissipates quickly and is fairly off-white. An initial sip provides imbibers with a number of twists and turns. The beer has a good amount of sweetness that is moderated with the slightest hint of hop and cereal malt elements. As the beer continues to warm up, a decidedly different of elements come into focus. This means that there are some fruit (plum, raisin) elements that work perfectly alongside the initial honey side of the brew. The 4.0% alcohol of the Harlot makes this into an interesting take on the session ale format. With this reddish-gold coloration and robust body, Harlot Honey Blonde Ale represents something that is completely different from other efforts that are currently on the market.
The Carson’s Brewery website has a ton of information about their year-round and seasonal specialties. Take a particular look at their Eville (American Wheat) and RIPA (Red India Pale Ale) and keep an ear firmly on the ground for further information regarding their events and other additions to the line.
Harlot Honey Blonde Ale / 4.0% ABV / Carson’s Brewery / http://www.carsonsbrewery.com