The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.7/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
So, this is a 2011 vintage. It says to consume fresh. I just bought it. King's had it on sale. Now I know why it was on sale.
It pours a fairly deep crisp mahogany. Clear and pretty. Little head, fades fairly quickly.
You really catch the spices on the nose. I haven't used fenugreek in forever, so I only have a fleeting memory of how it smells, but I think I pick it up. I could just be saying that though. The yams aren't overwhelming, in fact almost more pumpkiny than yammy, but that would just be silly.
More of the fenugreek, with the squash (yam/pumpkin) coursing through its veins. lemony hop balance makes it kind of fresh. That would be the lemon verbena, as I read the ingredient list. That sweet hint might be the birch bark? That sounds like a plausible thing, so let's run with it.
I think the birch may also be responsible for hte bitter aftertaste. Not a hoppy bitterness (well maybe a little bit).
I mean.... it's a really unique brew. If you are curious or like any of the listed featured ingredients it's well crafted and worth taking a flyer on (it was on sale: that's what inspired me to pick it up in the first place). Just be fully prepared for what you're getting yourself into.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2013 08:19:24 | More by kemoarps
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