Off-red in color with a fluffy, long-lasting head and full aromas of fruit, bubblegum and spice. The caramel backbone of the malty body provides the deception of fullness, however, the finish is dry. The delicate citrus and distinctive bitterness intertwine with the warmth of alcohol and deep rum tones, finishing with a hint of cocoa. Simon Girty becomes more intense at room temperature and may be cellared for up to five years. A very different beer for those brave enough to try. Simon Girty....the person: One of the most pivotal and controversial figures in American history, Simon Girty, primarily through savage guerilla warfare, fought for what he believed to be right. He was noted as a “turncoat” and most often referred to as the “White Savage”. His bravery, courage and reputation, made him a common household name throughout the colonial period. Girty’s Run, which is a tributary of the Allegheny River, was named after Simon. The stream travels directly through the heart of Millvale and was once his passage way to the north. In honor and as a sign of respect, we have developed this beer for the free spirited individuals like Simon. We hope this minor tribute is enough to show our respect...Enjoy!
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a murky brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of belgian yeasty spiceness, and some light dark fruits and toasted malts. Flavor was again lots of yeast, mild sweetness, and some estery fruity notes. Another solid belgian style fromt hese guys, but nothing noteworthy. Hopefully they will branch out in style as there definitely is some potential here.
estover (47) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a very dark growler direct from the brewery. A dark purple with little in the way of head retention. There is very little nose to this. The taste is to muddled for my taste buds to pick out individual tastes. (this is not a negative) A tad thin and very carbonated. A fair amount of malt in a very dry finish. A very enjoyable drink.
SaintD (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler: rich mahogany color, off white-tinted slightly brown (from the cocoa?), deep rum tones, caramel, roast, toffee and citrus (oranges, tangerine, slight grapefruit) finishing with a cocoa flavor and dropping off dry. Flavors of bubblegum, banana, fruit and yeast. Light to medium body, could use a little thicker body for my taste. Extremely difficult to decifer because it’s not predictable based upon expectations of aroma, flavor, body and finish. A lot going on in this beer! Very complex and enjoyable. Another interesting product from these guys.
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