Musical Cheers: Ale Asylum Babadook

In the spirit of beer being the beverage of the everyday man (and woman), we present Musical Cheers, a column that puts real beer in the hands of real people. Musical Cheers is guest authored by a revolving selection of friends and columnists with tastes as varied as the beers they review.

BIO

Guest reviewer name/occupation: Frank Hermans, husband, dad. In my free time I am the publisher of Frankly Green Bay and majority owner of Let Me Be Frank Productions.

Random (answer at least three below)

Currently listening to: Jigsaw's “Sky High"

Currently reading: Lee Child's 13th novel in the Jack Reacher series, “Gone Tomorrow."

Favorite film: “The Outlaw Josey Wales"

Whitesnake or White Lion: Hello, White Lion — more of a pop guy.

Favorite Elvis song? All of them.

Preferred Blue Collar Brews:

None!

Preferred White Collar Brews:

Stella, cause I love to ask for it like Marlon Brando.

THE REVIEW

Name of beer reviewing: Ale Asylum Babadook

Type of beer: IPA

ABV: IPA Babadook, brewed by Sentient Crash Test Dummies at Ale Asylum, Madison WI. Available at Ridgeview Liqour

Pre-tasting:

Don't understand beer tasting, my experience in college was usually thru a funnel or shot-gunning. Now it's binge drinking at a Packer game, so I thought I should do this properly. I smelled the cap, heaved a bit. Took a small taste and swooshed it around and swallowed warm beer. Yuck! Packaging is awesome with a picture of a Babadook (An Australian monster of sorts). This is brewed by Sentient Crash Test Dummies at Ale Asylum, Madison Wis. and available at Ridgeview Liquor.

Post-tasting:

Well, the only real way for me to taste a beer is to take big gulps and voila: I love it! I loved it so much that I didn't like it till the third beer (If that makes sense, I think it will to most). Hence, why I bought a six-pack. I am not a beer sipper or a one beer at dinner guy; I'm a six-pack or more because if there is a reason to drink beer you should do it all the way.

You'll like this beer if:

You like Fantasy Factory or cool packaging.

You'll dislike this beer if:

You drink only one or like Pabst.

Rating: 7/10

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