When you hear things you sometimes don't tend to believe and you think that the persons involved to something to invoke the reaction. I am talking about "gushers." Beers that when opened, due to the amount and type of bottle conditioning yeast, they explode similar to a champaign bottle. Well it happened to Ed (old friend) and myself when opening Oro de Calabaza. Beer everywhere and out of a bottle of some 25 ounces, we each only got about 3 ounces when Mt. Saint Helens spent her brew.
The beer had a thick head that was taller than the amount of liquid and was white.
The aroma is something that I still trying to put together. There is some lemon grass, alcohol (almost like hard alcohol), sourness, and, I guess, some type of funk due to the wild yeast.
Wow, this beer is telling my mouth a story. The beginning of the beer is what I am still trying to define. The middle of the beer has some sour apple (acidity) and finishes with the same alcohol that I had in the aroma. Finishes dry, probably because of the oak aging.
Seems to have a light mouth feel and light carbonation. The complexity of the beer may give idea of a larger mouth feel than there is.
I really have to try this one again. There is so much going on with this beer that I couldn't take it all in. Another try and I will hopefully be able to sum it up better. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers