Monday, October 12, 2015

Fair State Lactobac Two

Fair State Lactobac Two.

This is one that I did not actually order for the Acadia Cafe, but I would have. I'm enjoying one last glass before it's too late, and it's gone. Who knows if we'll ever see it again? One never knows, does one?

Clear, bright crimson coloring, with pinkish tint reflected in the foam, which sits as a tight ring and leaves a little lace.

Aroma is rosy, sweet, fruity, utterly lovely.

In the mouth, a different story unfolds. Tartness takes command, fruit fast behind. Wildness and funkitude is in full command. Medium/lightish body. Hibiscus flavoring rises up and overcomes. Very flowery. Tart and sour flavors rush in again and try their best to dominate the overall tone. A little bitter from time to time, but sour and sweet are the main competitors, battling it out, with sour gaining the lead.

In the end, this is a nice little dance between bitter, sour and sweet, with the ultimate winner being the palate of the drinker. Damned tasty stuff. Best of all worlds, frankly.

Here's how the brewery describes it on their website: 5.7% ABV, 18 IBU, 12 GRAVITY
The second in our LÄCTOBÄC series of lactobacillus-soured beers, TWO is infused with hibiscus flowers at flame-out, lending the beer a sharper tartness, floral and citrus aromas/flavors, and a red hue.

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