Thursday, January 16, 2014
Calicraft Brewing Company Chez Panisse Fresh Hop Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Calicraft Brewing Company Chez Panisse Fresh Hop Ale.
From the Calicraft Brewing Company website: “A collaboration with Chez Panisse Café for its 33rd anniversary, Farmhouse Ale celebrates the sustainable farm. Infused with organic anise hyssop, lemon verbena blossom, and Meyer lemon leaf from Cannard Farm, this delicate, saison ale explodes with spring flavors. A peppery, citrus finish lingers in invitation to slow down.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark amber color with a foamy off-white head and great lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, pine, sweet caramel and bready malts, grassy, tropical and floral.
Taste: Citrus, grassy and tropical hops, caramel, crystal and bready malts.
Overall: Crisp and clean, Calicraft Brewing Company Chez Panisse Fresh Hop Ale is refreshing. At 5.4% ABV I found this beer to be very enjoyable as are all of Calicraft Brewing Company offerings.
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