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Birmingham, AL
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Well, folks... it finally happened. I have found a beer with too much caramel for me.

Not too much c-malt, mind you, but apparently, Sam decided to get their flavor with molasses. To be perfectly honest I don't know that I've ever had a molasses beer that I was super duper fond of.

The idea of a bock with strong caramel flavor sounded great to me; in fact, it's what sold me on this seasonal twelve pack. The execution, though, is super sweet - lots of you would likely call it cloying - and it just has a funky aspect to the caramel flavor.

The beer improves as it warms, but it is, at best, a dessert offering for me. I'll drink the second bottle in the pack, but I likely won't seek this one out again.

Posted 34 days ago.

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