This seasonal ale is pretty darn good, par for the course at the ABC. It has a light fruity background, and a balanced aroma between the malt and hops, just as the label predicted. Finally, truth in advertising (something Bud could learn from). What makes this beer-extra special is the appeal it has to collectors....it has a painted label, something you just don't see much of anymore since Rolling Rock went to stick-ons (can't remember, does Corona still paint theirs? Don't pay attention to them anymore, since they suck). Seeing as how God-forsaken HOT Atlanta is every summer, this could be the ideal beer for down here in the coming months. That and Labatt's, of course.
Reviewed: June 11, 1999