Coal Miner's Delight (Chinook Wet Hop)
Ursula Brewery

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
4.3%
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4.25 | pDev: 0%
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Colorado, United States
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

these guys continue to be one of the most underrated operations in colorado, their beer is awesome every time, and yet it gets no love. this is a cool grisette style beer, it looks like there are a fair few fruited and hopped editions of it as well. this is done with wet chinook hops, presumably grown locally here in colorado, and its awesome. pale straw colored brew, uniformly hazy but bubbly like a soda and holding an almost champagne looking head in the glass. the aroma is all hops at first and it takes my sense a minute to wake up to the rest of the beer, super fruity, citrus forward, and green and fresh, also with some obvious bitterness, a somewhat more complex expression of chinook than i was expecting, things like candied pineapple and tangerine jump out, oily too, really appealing. i get some light funk from the base beer and some cool multigrain grist characteristics, some rye malt here i would think, simple in a way, but also a whole lot going on. the flavor is great, the hops are a little better integrated than they are in the aroma i think, not so dominant, and oddly enough come out more in the finish, still obviously wet and new, but partnering well with this french type saison yeast to bring out a new zealand white wine fruitiness of kiwi and melon, and yet it still holds a northwestern high alpha bite at the end, awesome. i like the rustic character of the grain, all the funk going on without it being wild, and the boldness of the hops. its also carbonated explosively which i love in this style. the low abv and high flavor make it a great session beer too. i will be on the hunt for more variants of this, its super solid as a base beer. ive seen them fairly priced around town too. lots to like about this one!

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Coal Miner's Delight (Chinook Wet Hop) from Ursula Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 1 ratings