I have really enjoyed the He'Brew branded beers from Schmaltz Brewing that I have been able to get my hands on. Perhaps my best beer bottle pr0n even. This one is no different. The label proclaims it is the "Year of the Fig" - or at least last year was... or was it 2008? It was. 2009 was about dates.
I've had a fig beer before, Brasserie de Blaugies Darbyste, but this format of a 7.8% brown ale is a better expression of that wonderful fruit that is not a fruit at all. Rich even lush with apple butter, a nod to tobacco. Fig even. Softly moreish.
BAers have respect.