It's always nice to see brewers joining forces with other producers to expand their horizons. Already the Moon Dog chaps have hooked up with neighbours Mt Goat and CUB for the Abbey Collabbey beer brewed for Good Beer Week and now they've made a beer in cahoots with Coffee Supreme, namely a coffee and raspberry amber ale. The coffee is of a roasted nature (as opposed to the more fragrant "green bean" type found in Mt Goat's Coffee IPA, for example) and the raspberry comes across fresh and fruity, with bitterness minimal and alcohol barely noticeable. The various elements all sit nicely together, but our bottle was lacking carbonation. As a result, it would be good to revisit one with the requisite bubbles to see just what the brewers intended.
Published December 26, 2011 2011-12-26 00:00:00