Saturday, July 12, 2014

961 Beer is a new but thriving Lebanese microbrewery that started in the kitchen of brewmaster Mazen Hajjar. Their Red Ale pours a clear amber color with a brief head that leaves no lace. The aroma is not strong, but packs in some complexity; malt, apple-butter, spice, cloves. The mouthfeel is crisp and thin, and all the flavor is on the back-end. A little cereal malt, some citrus, and grassy hops. This beer isn't bad. A little pricey for the mid-range quality, but good enough that I'll try their other beers.