Harpoon Brewing (Boston, MA)
Flannel Friday, as advertised, is crystal clear amber beer with a thin white head. The smell is full of caramel malt and baked apples/ pears. The taste starts with the same sweet caramel/ pear flavors as the smell but then fades into a spicy rye and moderately bitter aftertaste. A perfect beer for drinking outside in the fall (hopefully while tailgating). Enough malt and booze to stand up to those crisp fall days but still has that hop bite at the end to balance out the sweetness.