Tasted this following an exploratory dinner of one of the numerous Mexican restaurants available to us on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities. Jen and I Enjoyed this for the rest of our night in with the newest Robin Hood movie
Appearance: Yellow straw color, quite light looking with a hazy hue to it. Quick dissipating head but an aggressive carbonation both on the side of the glass and within. I mean this thing bubbles!
Aroma: Herbaceous and tart with lemon and yeast notes. There is also a pungent bready funk to it too that finishes the nose.
Taste: Interesting taste. It really reveals the lemongrass and coriander at the very spicy finish. The malt is definitely wheat, due to the light citrus sweetness to it. The yeast flavor is very estery and phenolic reminiscent of barnyard funk and Belgium yeast. The midtaste specifically exhibits orange with spiced aftertaste and lemon resin finish. This beer is especially describable in an easy and point-on way. Yeast prominence is a forefront flavor mingled with a spicy clove wheat undertone. Coriander and clove make a harsh finishing aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy and a heavier body with a sticky feeling on the tongue. Carbonation is lower than expected given the first look
Overall Impression: This beer was very similar to Avery's White Rascal, but less resinous/oily coating the tongue. Interesting but nothing very unique, yet still refreshing and drinkable. Plus Jen enjoyed it.
A lot of bottle conditioned yeast at the bottom....mmm....B12