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Yodo con Leche

5 Rabbits Cervecería

Yodo con Leche, 8.2~5%ABV

“Imperial Porter brewed with Milk Caramel and Costa Rican Coffee”

On Tap –  Small Tulip Glass

Color – The Beer is a very dark brown muddy hue with lots of sediment. Distinct appearance of the coffee oils on top of the beer and in the body. No head development at all.

Smells – Strong smell of flure de sal and toasted nuts. The smell of dark roast coffee is strong and notes of malt are subtle but present underneath. The malt smells of hazelnuts and walnuts.

Mouthfeel – The beer has a light but slightly rough textured mouthfeel. No noticeable alcohol flavors or feeling on the palate.

Taste – Dark roasted malt flavors of roasted chestnuts and sweetened espresso. Reminiscent of a coffee ice cream bar in beer form.

Finish – Lactose sugar sweetness at the finish. The milk overwhelms at the end, powering past the roasted malt that is present but struggling.

Conclusion – Try this beer if you like the style otherwise move on.

http://www.5rabbitbrewery.com/yodo-con-leche/

 

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La Folie

New Belgium Brewing Company

Lips of Faith series – La Folie
“Sour Brown Ale” Aged in French Oak

On Draft – Tulip Glass

 

Color – The beer has a dark amber color with a shine and is clear but not crystal. No head and heavy appearance in the glass.

Smells – There are distinct notes of tart Rainier cherries and crushed fermented lavender.

Mouthfeel – The Beer possesses a thick mouth feel for a sour, with a high amount of carbonation.

Tastes – The beer opens with gobs of sour malt flavors of ripe cherries and apples. Rice and cider vinegar flavors and a distinct grassy malt undertone round out the beer. As the beer warms the malt moves forward and the fruit flavors enter the background.

Finish – It is much longer than most sours with a final note of lavender.

Conclusion – A must try and a bottle should be considered for the beer fridge.

http://www.newbelgium.com/Beer/Sour.aspx