Thursday, May 16, 2013

Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale.

From the Uncommon Brewers website: “There's a long tradition in Belgian brewing of using exotic spices to enhance a beer's flavor. Although many have been tried, coriander is undoubtedly the king. In tribute to this heritage we present to you our Siamese Twin Ale.

It is a traditional Belgian-style Double seasoned with coriander and entirely uncommon Thai spices. At first surprising, the floral notes of lemongrass and sharper bite of kaffir lime blend with the deep malt of this double to produce a dangerously drinkable beer.

Served alongside a fiery curry or enjoyed on its own, the Twin brings a taste of the tropics to every occasion. And who doesn't need a taste of the tropics every now and then?”
Let’s get started!
Appearance:  Pours a hazy caramel color with a white head and minimal lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, citrus and tropical fruit, toasted malt, banana and spice.
Taste: Dark fruit, spice, citrus and tropical notes, coriander, caramel malt and Belgian yeast.
Overall: Smooth and incredibly drinkable, Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale is yet another winning beer from this brewery.  At 8.5% ABV this outstanding offering is something I plan to drink more of.  I’m looking forward to pairing it with Thai and other Southeast Asian cuisine. Now I need to head over to Mission Liquors and pick some up!


Mark Harvey

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