Homebrew Vanessa at Shvitzing Matilda Brewery in Lake Worth, Florida. Vanessa was nice enough to share this Coconut Cup Bronze Medalist with me. Yep. I'm drinking award-winning home brews! The tarantula on the label appears to be trying to open a beer bottle. It would be cool to train tarantulas to do that! Black and white adds some intrigue.
Caramel, dark fruit, sugary aroma with a pronounced yeast smell as well. Caramel and cotton candy with a sugary sweet start. Make no mistake that the 10.8% alcohol is there, helping you forget the initial sweetness. That booziness is both warming and defining. Chocolate and some wood are secondary flavors. There is also this little acidic grape flavor in the background. Oh, yeah, and a strong Belgian yeast quality. Sweet with a boozy answer. Really creamy and smooth while having great carbonation action at the same time. The alcohol is burning my lips now, but in a good way. Hello Weekend! This was really great. "Hey, four-year old. I don't think I'm gonna make our bike ride tonight!"
Vanessa told me that she just re-brewed this beer using improvement suggestions she got at the competition. Can you say GOLD?