opens with an audible POP! Doesn’t fizz over but comes close as I put bottle to tasting glass. Continues massive stream of bubbles under a generous white head. Colors of hazy orange breads.
spicy, banana, yeasty, bread crusts. More banana peel leads into kumquat skin and whole aloe fronds. Grains of paradise. Freshly baled hay and sun-struck fields of grains. Lemon peel and lemon grass. Raw whole ginger root. Cucumber without the skin.
an intriguing and explosive mélange of flavors which at first sip seem erratic but come together seamlessly. Lemon grass, aloe, and cucumber. Grains of paradise. Tickle of white pepper in the breath. Honeyed mouthfeel leaves lips and sides of cheeks delightfully sticky. Spicy boozy heat teases at the back of each swallow. Initial carbonation dies off very quickly, creating a thin yet not watery presence. Ginger soaked lemon peel along the sides.
another fantastic flavor journey thanks to the unconventional brewers at Le Baladin in Piozzo, Italy. Don’t believe me? Find a bottle and savor for yourself. Italy may have found their craft beerpiphany later then some other countries, but they more than make up for it with unique flavors that speak of Italy and only Italy.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)