Action Figures & Their Beers - More like ALL gone!

by Bill Cable
on 2022-12-07, 09:12:44

Last weekend I had the chance to grab some food at Spoonwood Brewing Company, which was featuring a new brew that fit this site perfectly.

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Three Quarters Gone (Gingerbread ale - 5.3%) is, according to their menu, a "Brown ale spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and molasses." That's pretty spot on (which, I suppose, is to be expected since they made the thing...). When you pour this into your glass and lift it to your face, you're hit with a strong smell of nutmeg and allspice. It's not quite a slap in the face, but it's about as close as you can get with pleasant odors.

Upon quaffing my first mouthful I was kinda surprised. It was light and just mildly bitter. Brown ales I expect to be rich and malty, but I got barely any of that. After the punchiness of the nose I was left wanting by the flavor. It wasn't bad by any means, it was just inexplicably ethereal. If not for the whiff of spices that hits you each time you lift your glass, there wouldn't be anything to this.

Then I realized, that's the experience. The whole experience. I can't claim to know if that's intentional, but that's how it turned out. It's a very enjoyable olfactory experience, beginning to end. The beer itself can't precisely cash the check the scent writes.

Why is this great for an Action Figures & Their Beers review? Because, well, our favorite scale here is 3-3/4 inches! I mean, technically it's 1/18 scale, but we all call these 3-3/4" figures, right? I chose to pair beer with a gold-standard 3-3/4" figure, 2-1B... mostly because I had one handy. While 2-1B seems to be more of an orthopedic surgeon, he very well might be programmer to treat ear, nose, and throat issues.

Drink if you also enjoy: Holiday scents.





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