Mikkeller SpontanDryHop Centennial – Sour / Wild Ale at 5.5% ABV

Mikkeller SpontanDryHop Centennial Sour / Wild Ale at 5.5% ABV (C$7.90 at Sherbrooke Liquor, 330 ml, best before 2-Mar-2021, acquired 25-Apr-2018, reviewed 23-May-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy medium gold with one finger of pale ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild funk, pine resin, citrus, grainy pale malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry tart lightly funky finish. (4/5)

I was expecting this to be virtually identical to the Simcoe version, but it actually exhibits differences structurally and flavour-wise: the head retains much better while developing some lacing, and the more robust aroma of pine and citrus works well with the mildly barnyardy funk. All in all, I like this one a lot more. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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