A: Dark honey hued Medium Amber. Semi-thick small bubble head of tan color.
S: First my nose encountered a spicey malt sweetness.Maybe banana or clove.Then some fruit and floral notes in the background, perhaps the americanization IPA influence.
T: Big flavorful profile, kind of a mini-blast of the flavor spectrum that would include for me: spice, sweet malt, and hop bitterness. Then comes a very clean and dry mouthfeel. Lingering in the aftermath is a tarty tree fruitiness and a hop bite.
D: This may be the most sophisticated brew that I've had of the Tyranena's I've tried. I'm intrigued by the bottle labels description of this being a Wisconsin Belique-style. It's my perception that one of the flav notes is from the grain that was grown and malted in Wisc. The malt profile to me is a distinct prairie wheat taste that evokes fresh cut hay and rye notes. This brew shows that Tyranena is keeping up with their neighbors the Careys (Deb & Dan of New Glarus). Hat's off to the evolving skills of the Tyranena brew team.
Poured clear with a nice inch of off white, frothy, thick foam. Retention was about average with some nice thick, sticky lacing. Some foam remained throughout the consumption.
Aroma is Belgian yeast: spicy and that typical scent that it gives off. No matter how many times I have a Belgian IPA, I never seemed prepared for the sharp Belgian yeast on the nose. Lemon citrus is there as is some sweetness and clove.
Taste actually has a ton of flavor. Spicy hops and yeast seem to take the biggest portion of the picture while clove, citrus, and sweet, slightly bread malt come in.
Medium body with a good, crisp carbonation. A little thick and sticky while the spice seems to linger for a while.
A quality beer that continues this fun series of beers from Tyranena. The styles just doesn't blow my socks off in general but I would still have it again there are just other beers from them that I like much better. Enjoy!