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Running Walker Texas Secession

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Running Walker Texas Secession

Running Walker

Richmond

Golden Ale

ABV: 3.6%

IBUs: 11

Packaging: Draft, 6 pack 12 ounce cans

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I grabbed a can of Running Walker Texas Secession in a build your own 6 pack from Total Wine a back in June, and I wrote this review in my beer journal on July 8, 2017. I wasn’t even sure what kind of beer I was buying, but we didn’t have much Running Walker on the site, so I figured I’d roll the dice.

The code on the bottom of the can leads me to believe this beer’s been sitting on a shelf for over a year. (This is not the first time I’ve encountered this at Total Wine.) Let that sink in while you read everything else.

The can art on Running Walker Texas Secession is mostly aluminum. Their dog plays center stage surrounded by Stars and Stripes reminiscent of the Texas flag, and beneath that is some old English and handwritten script made to look like an actual letter of Secession. It’s clever!

Texas Secession pours clearer than a Texas summer sky with a little bit of head that exits left stage and leaves no encore in the way of lace. It’s golden amber like waves of grace. (Man, that description came together so well!)

The nose on this beer reminds me of apples and honey.

The flavor of Running Walker Texas Secession starts off like nothing, and there’s not much going on as the sip goes down. The flavor seems to all kick in on the aftertaste, filled with sweet, corn-like notes and a mild fruitiness, unlike other golden Ales I’ve had. With 3.6% ABV and 11 IBU, one could argue that I shouldn’t be expecting much, but there are plenty of low ABV/IBU beers that pack a ton of flavor into each sip. Kadigan Blonde comes to mind in comparison to this style. Raspberry AF too, although not in style.

It’s pretty good, and it reminds me a bit of SpindleTap Honey Hole ESB with the nose and sweetness, but it’s not as good.

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You can find Runnitg Walker Texas Secession in cans in Total Wine like me, and they might be stale. I’ve also seen them at HEB, and I know it’s on draft at Tapped – DraftHouse & Kitchen and Eskimo Hut Louetta in Spring.

  • My Overall Rating
2.5

Running Walker Texas Secession

Upon the first sip, I wasn’t expecting much. I only write about these kinds of beers because 1. They’re usually good intro beers to a BMC drinker, and 2. Somebody’s gotta do it! I’m gonna give it 2.5 stars because it’s an alright beer, simple as that. Better than “meh,” not quite “this is good.” It’s also a year and a half old, and it didn’t suck. That’s gotta mean, something, right? Did y’all enjoy this one from Running Walker? Have y’all had any terribly old beer from Total Wine? Do your duty as a Texan and let us know below. Beers to you, Houston.

Let us know by voting below or tell us about it in the comments! Beers to you, Houston!

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Anthony Gorrity
tony.d@beerchronicle.com

Anthony's a Houston native, a Creative Strategist at https://ledgeloungers.com/, an adjunct instructor of Visual Communication at Lone Star College, and a UH Coog that loves good beer almost as much as he does his city. Anthony lives to help others and that's found a home helping some of the coolest breweries on earth with creative and marketing projects that can be seen on our Portfolio page. Fueled by hoppy lagers, sessionable IPAs, and gangster rap, he's ticked his way through H-Town, rocking the most unusual Nikes he can find. When he's not writing for us, he's with his family or very patiently rooting for the Rockets.

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