Thursday, June 09, 2011

Namaste ~ Dogfish Head

Appearance: mildly cloudy with fresh bready esters. White bubbly collar, small yet firm film. Swirls minimal.

Nose: spicy and bready. Lemon bread crusts with wispy powdered sugar. Vanilla. Lavender and rose water. Pollen. Spring dewdrops.

Palate: sweet, floral, and citrusy. Bees pollinating spring flowers. Lavender and rose water. Dry along the sides with water cracker and bread crusts. Mandarin oranges surround the lemon. Lots of spice – cumin, ginger, paprika, star anise, grains of paradise. Lots of earthen floral herbal cooking spices. Bespeaks of Italy and the best of Eastern delights.

Final Thoughts: I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but much like her namesake, harmony reigned. Dogfish may have stretched the bounds of the Belgian wit style, but did so with finesse, class, and inspiration from Leo of Birra del Borgo.


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

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