HopCat Frontiersman - HopCat
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2.23/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
This is a cedar aged wild ale. “Possibly infected,” we were told. Definitely infected, I would say. But—it’s a wild ale and that’s part of the risk and reward. Described by my drinking buddy as “drinking an antique” from a garage sale.
Looks an intriguing hazy tan. Definite buttery/diacetyl aroma that steps up and smacks your olfactory nerves around. Whew! It was off-putting—but underneath it was this overpowering sour-tart aroma. I was afraid it drink this, based on the aroma alone, but … I was on a mission.
Resolve steeled I sipped cautiously. It was indeed like drinking a garage sale. Old, musty, stale, tart, like yellowed pages on dusty books or dimly lit basements. I think some of that was the cedar notes coming through—and a good deal of it was the ‘wild’ in a wild ale.
I could tell there was an interesting beer here. Just not today.
Serving type: on-tap
12-24-2011 03:27:00 | More by elNopalero
HopCat Frontiersman from HopCat
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