When was the last time you had a MacTarnahan’s tho’?
I picked this up because it’s the equivalent of comfort food. MacTarnanhan’s has been a staple in Portland since I moved here 20 years ago. But also: it’s what people see in a store, and it’s been awhile since I dove into one.
The nose emphasizes the malt-it’s not quite bread but I certainly recognize it as a cousin to bread. The beer is on the sweeter side, with a little caramel malt in the middle to give it something. It feels thin though, even for a 5% beer. I’m not sure why that’s the case however it’s really the only detriment.
There’s a pleasant (but not overpowering by any means) hop bite on the finish to keep the caramel from running away with it all, and the effervescence does a decent job of cleaning everything away.
Unfortunately, the mouthfeel just irks me. I wouldn’t refuse one! But I don’t know that I’d seek it out.