Beer Review: Boss Tweed by Old Nation Brewing
Old Nation Brewing’s Boss Tweed looks some kind of mixture of orange juice and apple juice.
So this beer came highly recommended from one of my Twitter friends and was also confirmed to be amazing by a few others on there. It’s good to take advice from others on new beers to try, because newsflash, other people know good beers too! I drink a ridiculous amount of beer and I’m always on the lookout for new ones. This weekend was the first time I’ve seen Boss Tweed anywhere, so I knew I had to give it a try after seeing so many rave reviews.
The first thing I noticed about this beer was the instructions on the side of the can. Yes, instructions on a can of beer. If you are not used to it, sediment in a beer can sound like a weird thing. It is, in fact, not weird at all. I obviously opted for the rolling option to spread out the sediment and therefore experience the complete version of the beer.
So I’m including two pictures because I realized the first picture looks much redder than the beer actually looks. The second picture is a much better representation of what the beer actually looks like. Proper lighting helps, I guess.
Boss Tweed literally looks like some kind of mixture of orange juice and apple juice. When poured, it has a full one inch of foam with wonderful citrus aromas. With the sediment, it is hazy as hazy can be. When drinking this, it almost doesn’t seem like I’m having a beer. It claims to be 9.3% ABV but it is so unbelievably smooth it does not seem like it at all. It’s dangerous, really. The overall taste of Boss Tweed makes me think of a mimosa, but only 100x better. I get a strong taste of peach and orange followed by mango and pineapple. Keeping the sediment was the best choice because when rolled properly it just seems like a thick beer. Juicy all the way.
This is a fantastic beer. The only knock I give it is the cost. A four-pack of 16-ouncers at Binny’s was frigging $15.99. It’s a great beer, but sheesh. I am glad I tried this beer, but for the cost, I do not see myself ever buying it again. As far as a juicy, hazy IPA, it is absolutely top-notch and if you find yourself wanting to splurge a little, go ahead and give it a try.