This beer’s name brings together the Ancient Greece/fantasy theme of some of Aether’s beers and the astronomical theme (see Event Horizon). It seems to be referring to a huge dying star, but the picture on the label appears to be a dragon’s eye. (Just Google "Aether red giant" and "Smaug eye" and you’ll see the similarity.)
Either way, this beer is clearly in powerful company. Perhaps the Magnum and Mosaic hops are leathery wings, beating down as the dragon breathes out its stonefruit and berry aromas. Or maybe the bold, malty sweetness is representative of a cosmic body in its final throes.
Or perhaps it’s just something pretty to look at in between sips of your refreshing red ale.
- Red Ale
- 38 IBU