Appearance: dreggy orange under a pithy head. Lace surrounds a solid layer of foam aka the head which when swirled retains its quite lovely appearance.
Nose: orange and lemon skins. Gentle cedar esters permeate yet never overwhelm. Greenness of bamboo stalks and aloe. Cantaloupe.
Palate: sweet and pulpy in the middle with oranges and papayas. Dry finish quenches and induces thirst – orange and mango skins, cedar chips. Green underneath. Cantaloupe in the middle. Even my breath is parched. Clean presence of flavors.
Final Thoughts: while the cedar doesn’t slap you in the face there is little doubt this ale was aged for a period of time in cedar. Refreshing and a great pairing with sushi, I would say.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)