Fonta Flora Brewery Blood Butcher Mixed-Culture Ale

This beer, Bloody Butcher Mixed-Culture Ale is a Farmhouse/Appalachian Grisette. This ale is 5.2% ABV from Fonta Flora Brewery in Nebo, North Carolina, with tasting rooms in Morganton and Charlotte, North Carolina. It has Red Heritage corn. This ale pours a bright yellow color with a three-and-a-half finger of bright white head. The aroma is funky and dry, with corn and light sweet notes. The flavor is complex, with a funky corn-sweet flavor and a dry middle/end. The mouthfeel is medium but on the lower side of that. Then this beer has a dry corn finish. Then comes the dry-ish aftertaste that is lightly sweet and has a salt note. The aftertaste doesn’t linger at all. It’s there, and then it’s gone. I enjoy Blood Butcher. I give this ale an A+ with a high recommendation. It’s different from most beer and is a welcome change from all the “IPAs” and more commonly found crafts. It is not too complex that you can’t finish one or go on for another. It is a well-brewed and balanced beer. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

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