Friday, July 29, 2011

New Beer Friday 7/29/11

For the last New Beer Friday of July, Mark from the Bayou has obtained some yummy "new to us" Lagunitas ales.

Lagunitas Little Sumpin Wild: I was hoping this was a wild ale in the true sense, with a little funk to give it a tart edge. Alas, it's not. It is however quite delicious, regardless. The nose is of spicy, peppery hops, fruity notes including peach, fig, citrus and white grapes. The taste is spicy, peppery and citrus hop notes with a fruity finish, including lime, figs and peaches.

Lagunitas Lucky 13: The nose is of citrusy hops, pear, round malty scents some metallic and raw alcohol notes. The taste is full, nearly sweet, toffee maltiness pitted against bright and aggresive floral and berry-like hops. Alcohol and light piney bitterness in the aftertaste.

Cheers!

5 comments:

kent said...

Tried the Sumpin' wild last night and it's delicious. Pretty light in color and very refreshing. I could see putting several of those away.

I'll have to hit the lucky 13 next.

Mark said...

Mikey,
It turns out that the reason it didn't have that funky wild character you wanted is because the State fucked up and ordered us the wrong beer (again). We ordered the Little Sumpin' Wild but they ordered the Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale. Still a good beer but as you noted it doesn't have that great wild character. I am hoping that we can still get the wild. I'll let you know.

Mark

Douglas said...

The Sumpin Wild is not a wild ale anyway. It's a Belgian Strong Ale.

Ed said...

Douglas is right. Little Sumpin' Wild is just Little Sumpin' Sumpin' fermented with belgian yeast.

Ed said...

A little higher ABV too, I guess...