Of the beers that I've drank and reviewed, the ones I speak highly of have something in common: a very malty flavor.
That's what I look for in beers. My favorite style of beer is Oktoberfest, but I also like red ales and lagers and brown ales.
This beer from Middle James Brewing in Charlotte fits my ideal description. The brewery says about Jamestown: "A collaboration with our friends at Town Brewing, this Scotch Ale is brewed with Simpsons Golden Promise malt from the UK. Expect huge caramel and toffee aroma and flavor, with a reddish/brownish color."
That sounds good to me. I got a lot of the malt flavor and could pick up some caramel notes, but I'll be honest, it was a hot day and I just wanted a beer. I wasn't too focused on trying to determine different flavors. What I can really tell you is that I really liked this beer. And at 7.2 percent alcohol, you don't need a whole lot of it.
Untappd rating: 3.75 out of 5
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.