Beer Wednesday – Secret Spot
Happy Beer Wednesday!
This week, I’m happy to review Evolution Brewing Company’s winter ale, Secret Spot.
First, I’ll admit, I’m not usually a fan of winter ales. I find that the allure of using winter spices is just too tempting for most brewers to pass up, and so they overdo it.
I way pretty happy to find that Secret Spot didn’t do that.
There was still a hint of the spice and flavor that makes winter special, but t wasn’t overpowering. I wasn’t thrilled with the mouth-feel of the beer, as it seemed a little thin for me, and I would have liked the beer a bit richer for a winter ale, but over all it was fine. The maltiness is the forward flavor, with a little bit of hoppiness at the finish, but not really enough for me. I think the hops seemed like an after-thought, and not part of the original intention.
In general, a pretty good ale, if winter is your preferred beer season (mine is summer), but not exceptional. I’d give it a 3/5. Worth drinking, but not too often.