Under normal circumstances, the news of arguably the greatest athlete in Boston sports history leaving in free agency would be the biggest topic of conversation in New England for weeks. Clearly, we aren’t living in normal times, and news of a pandemic makes anything to do with sports seem pretty insignificant. That being said, I’ve been a Patriots fan my whole life, cut my teeth on the crappy Pats teams of the late 80’s and early 90’s, had my heart broken by Desmond Howard in the Super Bowl and Bill Parcells bailing on the team, and hung my head when Mo Lewis destroyed Drew Bledsoe and he was replaced by a recent 6th round pick. Needless to say, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the Tom Brady era. The man should be honored forever in this region, even if he spends the last couple years of his career in Tampa Bay. Bent Water has honored the greatest quarterback of all time with their seasonal Helles lager, simply named G.O.A.T. Bent Water G.O.A.T is brewed with German barley and hops and available on draft and in 16 oz cans during football season, and hopefully will still be around next year (even though Brady won’t).
Bent Water G.O.A.T. pours clear light yellow with a massive white head. The aroma features a mixture of noble hops and pale malts. This is a balanced, clean, easy-drinking and sessionable (5.0% ABV) pale lager. The malts add notes of crackers and bread crust. The hops contribute touches of grass and herbs along with a subtle bitter bite. The finish is crisp and clean with just a little lingering beer flavor. This is a tasty and crushable light lager with plenty of flavor. It sucks that the G.O.A.T will finish his career in another city, but he will always be a legend in New England, and worthy of a toast! Hoppy Boston score: 4.25/5.
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