I hate ordinal and cardinal lists, but let’s just get this out of the way: this is one of the best wild ales I have ever had. I don’t mean that in a complacent “throw this brewery a bone” sort of way. This beer is both substantial due to tannins and a frothy produce aspect that lets fruits ring out like a note from a Gibson SG, endless in scope and perpetually resonant.
The nose would be the best part if not for how good it tastes. It is a gentle full nelson of kerns juiciness, tongue kisses from a beautiful vegan suicide girl at a farmers market. The apricot aspects remind me of fruit leather from the tienda, exceptional Chardonnay dryness and a magnificent oakiness to the closer.
It never becomes exceedingly cloying or acidic and takes the west Ashley profile to ridiculous proportions. It truly is the Empire Strikes back to the New Hope of west Ashley’s focused approach.
Please share this. I urge you to try this as it will become a standard bearer for wild ales without qualification on par with CCK. It is simply that good.
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