Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Clementine ~ Clown Shoes Beer

Appearance: clear lemon under a vibrant, huge, fluffy white head of mousse. Sticks to all available surfaces on my glass. Swirls sticky, blotchy, puffy, and enticing.

Nose: lemon zest, Curacao orange rind with a smidge of oily zest. Chamomile and lavender. Orange blossom. Grains of paradise. Key lime. Basil and thyme – subtle but there.

Palate: yum! Medium-light body reveals basil, thyme, and straw in the back of each swallow for refreshing parchment leading right into each thirst-quenching quaff. Lemon and key lime essence underneath – bright and fresh. Curacao in the finish. Grains of paradise are a faint drizzle while not standing out in any one spot. Lavender in the breath.

Final Thoughts: an amazing tapestry of aromas and flavors that worked together without losing any sense of their original identity. A tasty American interpretation of the classic Belgian saison. 


(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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