Chandeleur Brewing Company, Gulfport, MS
This cream ale is brewed to be as easy drinking as they come. A bit of corn and barley in the malt bill give this brew a touch of complexity overshadowed only by its drinkability.
Freemason is golden in color. Father Jack thinks that Chandeleur’s Freemason Golden Ale has a funky smell like wine from the Loire Valley. Large Marge smells sweetness.
This is definitely a different beer, kind of a cross between a golden and a cream ale, though it tastes more on the creamy side. It is sweet all the way through, but not cloying. There is a slight bitterness in the middle, with citrus notes.
We first tried Chandeleur Brewing at the New Orleans on Tap event in 2015. We were impressed enough to plan a visit to the brewery and taproom later that year and plan to go back to do a proper review for you guys.
Would we have it again? It’s not our favorite Chandeleur, but it’s highly drinkable.