Do Angels go on diets? One would suppose not. They’re
already dead, so they don’t have to worry about cholesterol or heart
attacks. Everyone loves them, so appearance is not an issue. And hey it’s
heaven, so the food must be divine. It has been said that in heaven there is
no beer, that’s why we drink it here. I disagree. If there is no beer there,
it more closely resembles the Other Place in my book. No, in my version of
heaven, the beer must flow freely, brews of all sorts and types and all at
the perfect serving temperature.
Of course, the beer is free, and the bartender refuses to be tipped. All of
your drinking buddies are present, and for once they aren’t drinking all of
your private stock out of the DBR. The glasses hold a full liter, and yet
the beer never gets too warm. And of course, you can drink all you like
without having to worry about driving home (you have wings after all). Most
importantly, you never get a hangover.
The Fat Angel on the label is a bit of an anomaly. He has wings and a halo,
horns and a forked tail. Angel or devil, or perhaps a bit of both, the Fat
Angel knows good beer. From the website:
Under and Over The Fat Angel Lurks Aligning the cosmos with all of it's
quirks The ruler and keeper of opposite keys The Fat Angel does what the Fat
Magic Hat’s Fat Angel pours to a light golden color with a thick creamy head
and a spicy, yeasty nose. The palate is very crisp, biscuity and fresh from
the pale malt, slightly chewy from the crystal and Munich, tart and
quenching from the wheat. A distinctive Ringwood mushroom character is
present as well as a touch of buttery diacetyl. Dry Hopped with East Kent
Goldings, Fat Angel is slightly bitter in the finish. A wonderfully
refreshing, flavorful, and quaffable brew.
Dare I recommend it with angel food cake? It might go nicely with that
heavenly dessert, but it also pares nicely with swordfish, shrimp, and most
especially lobster. Fat Angel, like many beers, also goes well with sex. Or
at least, the alcohol in beer is known to lower inhibitions and make sex
more likely at times. Because of this, Magic Hat has launched an odd
campaign to distribute condoms that they call “Magic Hats” (figure it out
for yourself). The condoms are sold in packages of 12 for $9.00 and can be
purchased through www.magichat.net.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For
reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.