Ling Chi
Nightmare Brewing Company

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American Wild Ale
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4.04 | pDev: 14.6%
Nightmare Brewing Company
New York, United States
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4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There's just something about stone fruit and sour ales that simply have a strong affinity for one another. And behind the ominously designed label of Nightmare Brewing's Ling Chi, the bright and racy flavors within are downright friendly.

Hazy chrome and coming with a creamy champagne appearance, the frothy sour ale strikes the nose with a winey, fruity twinge of stone fruit, champagne, citrus, green berries, cider and spice. A tinge of the nose precedes a brisk and fleeting malt sweetness of wafer, angel food cake and confectioner's sugar skirts the tongue before quickly dissolving away.

All that is a quick lead into a sharp and fruity middle palate of peach, apricot and nectarine. Those fruit additions are slightly more pronounced than the natural fermentae fruitiness that lies underneath with dry white wine, lime, lemon, gooseberry, crabapple and kiwi. A spicy late palate is a combination of the added ginger with the uniqueness of imperial strength alcohol that takes on the proportions of vinous spice and gin.

Light, spicy and highly refreshing, the lack of vanilla, lactose or cereal has Ling Chi offering a strong and highly drinkable bellini taste with a quick and peppery finish and a short aftertaste of apricot and ginger essence.

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4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love these guys pick up most of their beers often seeing most wild ale beers brewed with red berries but this one with apricot and peach two of my favorite fruit beer elements mostly peach for sour and apricot for sweetness. Color is a hazy yellow color very foamy with just a 1/2 inch of froth. Smell is intense sour which is good layers of peach and lemon should cover the ABV nicely. Wow its sour but not biting as expected from the apricot sweetness. Not much ginger but I do get some nice sugars from the rice. Body is on par drinks a bit watery but it is 8% so that just makes it easier to pound.

Overall a great wild ale I would have again!

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4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smell is subtle, nice apricot, couldn’t really pick up the ginger. Color is a cloudy yellow. Carbonation is excellent. Somehow both thick and delicate simultaneously. Flavor is wonderful sour with apricot notes evident.

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Ling Chi from Nightmare Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 9 ratings