This Italian beer is anything but punishment though, IF you like sour ales like Flemish Reds and Oude Bruins. I shared this with my parents one night in early January, just before heading back to Victoria.
Appearance: cloudy amber, quickly vanishing head, lots of sediment.
Nose: very sweet and sour, blackberry vinegar.
Palate: very powerful, hint of candy sugar (think Orval) some spicy malt, fermented apples, then super tangy.
Finish: becomes more tangy, then lingering underripe blueberries.
Overall: a crazy beer! Gets the tastebuds watering. A lot like a Rodenbach!
Rating: 5/5 Fucking Excellent
We also drank our annual Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome ale, this time the 2014/2015 vintage.
I’d like to apologize for the low quality photos on this blog post. Normally I achieve better, but I guess the lighting wasn’t quite right and I didn’t realize until it was too late.