Live is a bottle conditioned pale ale, which utilizes 4 varieties of hops and 4 types of malts. There are substantial sweet and malty elements, while the hop notes become more prevalent as one continues to drink Live. The beer pours with no head and a very pale yellow to light copper color. The blend of hop and malt ensures an always scintillating experience. As the beer continues warming up, the dichotomy between hop and sweet elements becomes more salient; these sips continually are surprising. Live is a beer that straddles a number of distinct styles, all while creating a nuanced and eclectic feeling that is utterly unique. The beer would be a great introduction for individuals into the more bitter styles, while having enough in the way of legs to keep interested even those that have delved deep into Southern Tier’s efforts.
Southern Tier present information regarding the entirety of their beer line, the availability of their beers through a variety of distributors, and a well-stocked store full of branded swag. Make sure to pick up Live from your local Southern Tier-stocked beer store and let us know what you think.
Southern Tier Live Review / 5.5% ABV / http://www.stbcbeer.com/