Profiled by Maria Devan for PGA
This is a collaboration between Ommegang and Big Ditch brewing.
They are using mandarina Bavaria and hallertau blanc hops. The mandarina has the sweet scent of orange and the hallertau give it a light powdery floral.
Golden yellow and clear with a big creamy head of white foam that fizzes as it pops. Falls hugging the glass and feels soft not soapy on the lips.
On the palate the hops are bitter and less fruity than on the nose which lets the malt come through crisp and dry in the finish. A little bit more than moderate carbonation. The dry hopping leaves a sweet softness to the middle of the beer and the lightest taste of mandarin oranges. Finishes malty with a slightly lasting bitterness and dry.
Would go anywhere white wine would go just like the brewer said. Cheers.