A Little Sumpin' Wild - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Everyone needs their elixir before they go to work. Ali drank water before a fight, Kobe drinks Gatorade before a triple-double, and even Jesus turned water into wine before his big day. On a recent Saturday night in Seoul then, before I beat it up, I went with the delicious Belgo-American treat known as Lagunitas' "A Little Sumpin' Wild" to likewise, give me strength.
Brought back from California on a recent trip home, some things taste better 6,000 miles away, in the cold of Korea, on a snowy December's night. Used as a heater of sorts, for the S(e)oul, I had no idea that upon opening, the scent would double as a floral arrangement for my hotel room. The smell was lively, seemingly jumping from the bottle, filling my frequent sniffs with images of Sonoma County Grasslands, where I spent a year in College, trying to find myself. Olfactory as a mechanism for memory!
Admittedly pouring it into glasses not worthy of the beer, it was the only option, as that is what was provided by room service. Still though, it came out an expected light color; the combination of the yellow of the Belgium flag, and the Red of Old Glory.
Palatable without being weak; it worked its magic, warming, but not overheating the atmosphere in the room. That would come later. The taste had hints of IPA's, visions of Saison's, and prayers of Trappist Monks, all combined perfectly, and packaged neatly into 22 pure fluid ounces. With the most noteworthy aspect of this beer being its smell, even that continued, flowing seamlessly into the taste, adding to it, and even remaining behind, long after being swallowed...
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2012 05:09:30 | More by WestCoastLibations
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