Thursday, December 1, 2016

King's Reserve Hop Up Offa That Brett


Sun King recently sent me a pounder can of their King's Reserve Hop Up Offa That Brett. This beer is a Belgian-style pale ale brewed with lactobacillus and brettanomyces then dry-hopped with Mandarina and Liberty hops! The can lets you know to expect a sour beer with a fruity, hoppy character.

The brewery seems to have a standard King's Reserve beer can design that they add specifics in a sticker they attach to each version of the series. And it's a screw top can! How cool is that?!? 5.7% alcohol. 10 IBU.

Nice tropical pineapple aroma on top of an underlying base of lemony, yeasty hay, light funk. Holy shit! Big puckering tart, yeah I made that face and feel this on the sides of my neck. Very fruity, full of tangerines and pineapple. Some wine-like character and acidity continue.

Sweetness is there yet this remains quite tart, living on a lemon-lime citrus canvas. Yes, you will eventually get used to the tartness though it does remain a key player. Lightly funky. Big fruity. Nicely refreshing. Definitely check it out if you have the opportunity!

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