Apr 15, 2008

Oskar Blues Old Chub

Man, it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted an actual beer review. What’s surprising is that I’ve had plenty of quality brews that are completely worthy of reviews, but apparently I’d rather post videos of crazy Korean beer commercials. Well, let’s get back into the review groove with what can only be the first canned beer I’ve had (aside from many Guinness Pub Draughts) in more years than I care to count. I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a brew from the can since graduating from college.

And it looks like Oskar Blues’ Old Chub could very well be the one that changes my opinion on canned beers. I’ve known of the recent trend in canning the past couple of years, but have never really found myself intrigued enough to divert my attention from a bottle of tasty goodness to take a chance on a can. That is until I decided to pick up an Old Chub during a foray into Total Wine this past weekend

Beer Label: Oskar Blues Old Chub


The Old Chub pours a murky and muddy brown. There didn’t appear to be much carbonations activity, but what little was there built a small, light tan head (which left nice lacing on the glass).


Perhaps the beer was served a little too chilled, but I didn’t get too much from this one initially. There was an earthy malt and slight nut characteristics in the nose as well as a very subtle smoke.


The nuttiness and maltiness from the nose are certainly present as is a wonderful sweetness that’s a nice compliment to the earthy tones. The carbonation is light, but lively enough to leave a crisp finish that brought out the more chocolate and smoke characteristics of the beer.


I can definitely see myself going through several cans of the Old Chub. It’s an enjoyable brew and well crafted. I might just have to check out some more canned beers— at the very least, the rest of the Oskar Blues line.

Rating: 3/5