- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a [2.7 / 5] on Ratebeer.com
TL:DR – “Interesting, it has the cranberry, chili heat, and orange liqueur flavours, but weak beer malt base. I liked it, though you’ll likely find it weird.”
Central City / Parallel 49 – 2018 Calendar Alpine Adventure Pack Day 5 (Central City) – Red Racer Idiot Strings Cranberry Chili Session Ale with Orange Liqueur, 4.5% ABV, 355 ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada) (*local BC Craft beer*)
on the label:
“Made with one part nostalgia, one part creativity and one part secret family recipe, the idiot Strings is a holiday dinner inspired brew that goes best alongside classic family movies from the HI-8.”
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, cranberry juice, hops, orange liqueur, chili pepper, yeast.
- Style: Spiced Ale (cranberry juice, orange liqueur, chili)
- Taste: sour tart cranberry fruity light malt creeper heat fake orange exhale
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $75 CAD – 24×341~355 ml., November 2018
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
- Recommended: if you like it weird
- What made an impression: it’s got all the advertised flavours – it’s complex
Visual: Pours clear cranberry light brownish with a quickly dissipating small head, fine ringed retention, spread out micro streams.
Nose: faint musky cranberry juice, a bit of chili vegginess. (lvl-3)-pungency
Attack: incoming tart-sour
Mid-palate: slightly thin mouthfeel, light fizzy, tangy, (lvl-4-sweetness), light cranberry fruity
Finish: creeper heat, jalapeno greenness, thin barley malt sweet, tart finish, cheap orange liqueur exhale
Summary: Kind of a sour beer, a bit thin in terms of depth and body, but it does have complexity. Definitely anything but your typical beer, you may like this one if you are into strange brews like I am.