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Lazy Susan | The Hermosillo / Highland Park Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Hermosillo / Highland Park Brewery
California, United States
thehermosillo.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This sour wheat beer is first aged with a mix of yeast and bacteria (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Saccharomyces, and Brettanomyces) and then has organic Masumoto family farm peaches and nectarines added. This all developes into puckering tartness, complex funkiness, and juicy stonefruit.

Added by socalbrewlvr on 12-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,475
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
72
pDev:
7.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
11
Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle (500mL I think) into an oversized tulip.

Pours bright golden and fizzy and has a proper haze to it. Sudsy white head that quickly dissipates. 4.5

Beer's described as a sour wheat and I'm thinking it is a Berliner Weisse, but there's quite a funkiness and saison-like quality to the aroma. Tons of apricot or peach burst from the glass too and they, combined with the earthy, funky yeast, give this that true barnyard feel. I need to find this barnyard next LA visit. Very nice. 4.5

Seems I'm just drinking underripe peach and apricot, because they absolutely dominate this flavor. There's a fuzzy, funkiness to the flavor and feel that is derived from these fruit and it is accentuated/complemented by the medley of yeasts. As I go about searching for other elements to this beer I notice a lemony tartness and a brief injection of malt providing a touch of sweetness and vanilla. 4.5

This guy (or is it a gal?) is a lip-puckerer but it's not of that abrasively sour variety that I don't enjoy. It's instead assertively tart if that's any better a description. There's a healthy body to this and I think the wheat is more of a factor here than anywhere on the flavor, but the beer is still refreshing and easy to sip away at. 4.25

Quite the surprise from Highland Park Brewery. I've enjoyed their IPAs and a coffee beer, but I didn't know they had this in them. This is delicious. Quite the fruity, juicy wild ale.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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500ml bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a light but hazy lemon straw-yellow body, two finger white head that is thick but all of a sudden starts dropping out as soon as the pour level reaches the top, with a loud fizzing sound. Interesting! Smells of white peach flesh, tart nectarine, a lot of lactic acid, mild cereal sweetness, touch of leather and yogurt. An overall fruit-forward aroma that only intensifies as it warms. Flavour is strong on the lactic acidity, but also has a somewhat moderating stone fruit presence, mostly the peach flesh, with a tart nectarine bite followed by a minimal mild yogurty sweetness. It's not very sweet from the base wheat beer, but rather the sweetness is from the fruit. Just the way I like it. A bit of leather, and again a lot of lactic acid. The amount of peach here reminds me a fair bit of Side Project Leaner, except the lactic acidity is really dialed up quite a bit here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit sharp and dry, crisp and refreshing. Despite the acidity, this is a very drinkable brew and I really enjoyed it. Overall- HPB is doing great stuff these days and its good to see a brewery like this in the Los Angeles area. San Diego County and the Bay Area have dominated the California craft beer market for so long, it's nice to see new brewers breaking out of Los Angeles.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours yellow, minimal head. Smells of funk and the inside of a barn with over ripe fruit. Taste is quite great. Pretty fruity and maintains the lambic'esq in the nose. The carbonation does in fact exist and it works perfectly with this brew.
Overall - Really great beer for the west coast

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Lazy Susan from The Hermosillo / Highland Park Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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