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Buzzerkeley | Calicraft Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Calicraft Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Buzzerkeley blurs the line between beer and wine. Pushing the boundary of taste and style, this light and zesty Sparkling Ale showcases pure California Starthistle honey and is a blend of two batches, one made with a Champagne yeast, the other with a Belgian yeast, blended one-to-one.

Added by GRG1313 on 07-14-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
83
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
32.43%
 
 
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Pours a half finger of head on a clear light straw body. Lots of bubbles.
The aroma is a nice pear, apple and spice smell.
The taste is fruity sweet but balanced with a dry tenancy towards the finish.
The texture is medium and fizzy.
It's enjoyable.

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Pours a clear bright amber orange with a lovely, thick and firm white head, that unfortunately fades a bit quickly.

Nose is full assertive esters of banana and cooked stone fruit.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and rich with very light carbonation. In fact, feels almost like a "beer cream."

Flavor profile is bold and assertive rich biscuit and cracker yeast; undertones of fresh white bread but with a rich almost sweet rice undertone. Beer is actually luscious in the mouth with a rich elegance to the flavors. Hints of spice, whiskey and heavily creamed rich honey come to mind.

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Poured from 750 mL bottle into champagne flute.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with high carbonation, but only a 1/4 inch white head that quickly settles down to a thin skim that is continually fed by the carbonation jets...very champagne-like.
S: Belgian yeast, candi sugar, dry white wine, a musty note, white pepper, and a hint of honey.
T: The blend is apparent with the Belgian yeast side hitting first, quickly followed by the champagne yeast side. Honey, dry sweet white wine, white pepper, and a mild musty/funky note. With warming, sourdough and spearmint come to the surface.
M: Light-medium body. Mild effervescence (I was expecting a bit more here based upon appearance). Dry and sweet throughout. Mildly oily feel.
D: An interesting brew to be sure. I like the thought process behind it and the end result is solid, but not spectacular. I wonder what a 5-to-3 ratio of champagne-to-Belgian yeast blend would taste like. It seems if the balance was shifted a bit more toward the champagne yeast side of things it might be even better.

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Buzzerkeley from Calicraft Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.
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