Wow, an old, old friend. Very surprised I had not reviewed this, but also I haven’t seen it for years and years. Probably haven’t drunk it since the mid-00s back in Atlanta when and where it was pretty widely available.
750 mL, capped from Belgian-Style Ales online.
Lively pour, slight gusher. Mid-orange color with a very generous head. Lacing excellent.
Nose has a high level of farmhouse funk. Some of this is reflected in those first tastes, but at the outset there is a fairly distinguishable earthy note. It persists too. There’s a decent acidity in there as well. Some fruit, but it lacks sweetness, whatever it is – maybe mango/orange?
Mouthfeel is lively and smooth.
Drying, funky finish too. Lemony notes. Acidic.
This is a beer for the educated. It’s complex, has a lot going on, and for me pushes some BdG territory. Delicious and to be savored. Highly recommended.