Profiled by Ken Carman
Pale Ale fermented with Belgian yeast and two forms of Brett.
Tons of head that fades fast: pure pillow. A hazy gold/yellow. SRM probably 4-5.
Almost no aroma with just a hint of brett mix in the background. But I can forgive that because this would be the perfect crossover beer for those shy of the funk, but liking a good pale ale. The balance, otherwise: superb.
This is the best of both worlds. Obviously there’s a fine pale ale there with subtle, fruity, hopping: tad grapefruit, but the slight horse saddle, slight barnyard sense provides an earthy sense that makes the quaff more complex. Maybe some pepper phenolics. There’s also the slightest hint of rhubarb. This is NOT a high grav beer: low side of moderate at best. Mostly pale malt. As it warms the grapefruit fades, bitter rises a tad and some herbal
For a guy who is high grav focused, that’s even more a compliment.
No rating on BA yet, or found via google for RB. It’s a new brew.
Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”
Ken Carman was born of a deity named Bill many moons ago when his wife Winnie was fermenting well at the time. He is a beer judge, beer writer and reviewer of brew-based business, beer commentator and BEER GOD. Do not challenge the one who ate too many hops one year, hence the green pigment you see to the left!