The Cottonmouth, also known as the Water Moccasin, is a species of venomous snake that is indigenous to the Southeastern United States. It is semi-aquatic and likes to live in brackish water and marshy areas. It eats small rodents, injecting a venom into its prey that shuts down it’s breathing and nervous systems.
And according to Gainesville’s Swamp Head Brewery, it comes in regular and blueberry.
Cottonmouth is Swamp Head’s year-round belgian witbier. This style, traditionally, is flavored with orange rind and coriander. Add fresh Florida blueberries to that, and you get a big bottle of Blueberry Cottonmouth (Witbier, 5% ABV).
It has the light effervescence and sharp kick of a traditional witbier, maybe more so. It’s deliciously unrefined and very rough on the tongue, almost like a saison. There’s a big tartness to the beer as well. While that’s nice, it plays to the strength of the blueberry adjunct as well.
In all, Blueberry Cottonmouth drinks close to a sour, hits like a saison, and has all the rough flavors that are quintessentially Northern Central Florida.
And if you get bitten by a snake, please call 911.
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