Here in Northern New York...at this time of year...it's cold. In fact, it's really cold. It's for this reason that I'm a little partial to darker, thicker, more hopped up brews when the temperature outside hovers around twenty...much like today. I'm not usually in the mood for the refreshing, light taste, of a Belgian brew, when the smell of the ice rink still lingers in my clothes. The fruit overtones just seem to be more in line with the warmth of a Spring afternoon. That said, Dogfish Head has put forth one hell of a brew in their Faithful Ale. The pour was light, with a promise of a refreshing taste. The head was quick to form, and seemed to fade evenly, and not too quickly. As for the taste, you can clearly detect, as well as smell, the easy-going fruit overtones. The brew is not too bold, but rather smooth as silk, with no aftertaste. It's a wonderful tribute to one of the finest Band's around. I don't care if it gives away my age...Pearl Jam is, and will forever be, one of the last true Rock Bands to grace a stage. Seek this one out if you can.
8/10 - Seek it out if you can