Hibiscus, orange peel, & decadent spice nose; lemon bar mouthfeel, buttered wheat toast; nice carb.
It’s been a wonderful Saturday, starting with a drive (down to The Country Vet, but you take what you get) with Jennifer and Maddie, moving from there to a bit of shopping (although the lamp I bought didn’t work), then to a little bit of work (more corrections), followed by a Maddie-led walk downtown (Straight to Petaluma Pie and Copperfield’s Books… what a dog!), and ending up in my chair reading a few stories, including the impressively chilling tales by […]
Last Friday, I had a gangster. Tonight, I’m having a PranQster, North Coast Brewing Company’s Belgian Style Golden Ale. I love a good California Belgian, and this one promises “antique yeast strains, producing a floral nose, full fruity flavor, and a clean finish.” Sounds fun. Or will it pull the chair out from under me?
Sometimes you just need a little sumpin’ wild… Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale is very citrus-y. Brighter and bigger than I remember Lagunitas’ Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ and Little Sumpin’ Extra being. Nice and bitter. Enough carbonation to tickle the roof of the mouth. Mouthfeel somewhere between a wheat and an IPA. Notes of malt, tangerine, and grapefruit.
Got to like a beer with a pinup on the label. Valley Brewing’s Decadent Evil Belgian Style Golden Ale is tasty, indeed. Golden and effervescent, with little-to-no lacing on the glass. Notes of caramel and honey (more honey flavor than many meads I’ve had). All-in-all, an impressive California Belgian. And, at 9.5%, it’s certainly “decadent,” though its “evil” has yet to be proven.