Instant Beer Review: 3 Sheeps’ NLNT

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HAPPY DAY TO YOU! A happy day, indeed. Peace be with you.

AND ALSO WITH YOU. WHATCHA DRINKING? One of 3 Sheeps‘ NLNT oak-aged IPAs.

WHAT DOES ‘NLNT’ STAND FOR? I dunno, man.

WHAT?! The vast expanse of the interwebs delivered no answers to my inquiries on this specific matter. It is a seasonal release from 3 Sheeps Brewing, so I guess it’s possible that no one’s caught on yet? Even the Sheboygan brewery’s website has nothing to offer.

I’M AT A LOSS FOR WORDS. You’ll get over it, I’m sure. Think of it as a ninja beer.

HOW IS THE BEER? 3 Sheeps is usually hit-or-miss with me, but this one is pretty good in a rather dull manner.

THAT’S…SOMETHING? The oak aging subtly combines with the hops for a mellow finish, but any evidence of barrel aging is mostly in the nose. The color is a deep amber, and it doesn’t taste of turds.

TURD-TASTING BEER WOULDN’T BE GOOD. No, sir.

SO YOU’D RECOMMEND THIS BEER? Here’s the thing. It’s not a bad beer. The flavor is fine, but I wouldn’t rush to have another one. Compared to what I’m used to with oak-aged anything in the beer realm these days, this attempt is pretty ‘meh.’

ABV? Nobody seems to know. It was served to me in a 10 oz. goblet, which indicates that it is either strong or expensive. It didn’t taste strong, so I’m going with expensive?

WHERE CAN WE GET OUR HANDS ON ONE IF WE’D LIKE TO SEE FOR OURSELVES? I had mine at The Tipsy Cow. Try one and let me know if I’m an idiot for thinking it’s just okay.

DON’T YOU WORRY ABOUT THAT. I know I can count on you.