We have become really big fans of this Californian brewery. A decent range of beers and each of them with their own real character.
Served into a shaker glass the mountainous 2 and a half inch white head took around 3 to 4 minutes to eventually settle to a well retained 1 inch cap. A whirlwind of bubbles is aroused upon the pour which finally subsides to a steady stream. Plenty of thick, blotchy lacing is being omitted. The floral nose is sharing a lovely herbal hop presence along with pine, spice, lemon, slight funk, berries, brett and some caramel sitting just underneath. Really unique aroma, almost Saison-like. In the mouth it’s frothy with firm carbonation. Medium bodied. The flavour is similar to the aroma with a discernible musty dryness along with hints of mixed berries and lemon upfront. This combination continues through the mid while a touch of pine and light malty undertones provide a dry, spicy finish with a trace of sour lemon on the back end. The 7% ABV elevates the assertive bitterness and gives it a nice kick. Well, it’s obvious the funky Belgian characters are heavily outweighing the West Coast-style characters, but my God they pair together well. Once again, these brewing geniuses have delivered. Definitely not their best but still a tasty beer.