The Fort Worth American Session Ale by Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

The Fort Worth American Session Ale by Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

The Fort Worth American Session Ale by Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

The Fort Worth American Session Ale by Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

So … I completely picked out this beer because of the can graphics.  They are awesome.  This beer jumps off the shelf.

To me, it totally didn’t matter what kind of beer was on the inside.  I was definitely bringing this one home.

It turns out that this is an American Session Ale that meant to be super drinkable and refreshing.  It was hot when I tried it, so that was perfect.

It looks like this was originally called the USS Fort Worth, but it was changed at some point to drop the USS.  I’m not sure what the story is there.

Here is what CraftBeer.com says about Session Beers:

“SESSION BEER
This beer style is not defined by flavors or aromas, which can place it in almost any style category. Instead, what makes a session beer is primarily refreshment and drinkability.Any style of beer can be made lower in strength than described in the classic style guidelines. The goal should be to reach a balance between the style’s character and the lower alcohol content. Drinkability is a factor in the overall balance of these beers. Beer should not exceed 5 percent ABV.”

I just read that a portion of the sales of this beer will be donated to the USS Fort Worth Support Committee, which provides moral support and appreciation for the ship’s crew and families.  That makes this even better.

Here is the description from the can (because there isn’t much about it on the Rahr website):

 

The Fort Worth American Session Ale Can

The Fort Worth American Session Ale Can

Hopefully that’s readable.

Now on to the taste test:

The Fort Worth in Glass

The Fort Worth in Glass

The Fort Worth pours a light, golden yellow with a head of white foam.  This beer is remarkably clear.

I got the aromas of pilsner malt, bread and a slight bit of sweetness like honey.  To me this beer kind of smells like a blonde ale.

The flavor is crisp and clean, and my comparisons to a blonde ale continued from the aroma to the flavor.

The malt gives The Fort Worth a light and bready backbone.  There is not a lot in the way of hops in this beer besides some slight bitterness.

I got a slight honey flavor on the finish that was a nice touch.

This is a super refreshing beer that I really enjoyed drinking.  It would be perfect on a hot day.

I would typically drink a heavier beer than this one, but I was surprised how much I liked The Fort Worth.  Really nice offering from Rahr.

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