Review - Middle Ages Brewing Company's Druid Fluid
"An epic barleywine, made in the tradition of British Farmhouse Brewing. Lavished with a velvety blend of six different malts this is a warming beer with a lush mouthfeel. The complexities your discriminating palate will detect are ever changing as this barleywine matures. When young, an assertive hop character predominates and with age the beauty of the big malt balance unfolds." -- Middle Ages Brewing
Pours a medium amber color with superb clarity, topped by a good sized off-white frothy head that leaves thin rings of lacing. Aroma is of citrusy lemon hops, moderate malt balance, sweet syrupy notes and moderate alcohol. Initial taste is muted sweetness with some lemony taste that gives way at the finish to bitter hop bite. Light to medium bodied, it carries a harsh bitter finish with grassy notes and a dry chalky mouthfeel and a soft alcohol burn. Hoppier than expected for this style, very drinkable and enjoyable.
Reviewed on June 13th, 2008.