There’s something to be said about getting a mixed bag of freshly canned beers and then instantly forgetting about what you got.
Each beer is like discovering everything new all over again.
Since the 16 oz. can is starting to become the new crowler, and I can’t believe I said that, I was able to try a good amount of what was on tap at the Yeasty Brews tap room in Lauderhill.
I knew I wanted one of their beers tonight, so I grabbed one.
Dirty Hippie sounded perfectly fine, maybe a pale ale, something a little on the dank side.
Dirty Hippie (Farmhouse Ale, 11% ABV) was nothing of the sort, as you can tell by the 11%. This was a big one.
It’s a farmhouse ale, but accentuated with lactose and blackberries.
You can definitely tell this is different when pouring it out of the can, because it pours a beautifully deep orange color, akin to a solid Irish Red. The aroma is slightly fruity with a little twinge of berry.
But all the fun happens with the flavor. You get a bold and moderately heavy malt quality, with little touches of caramel and rye that hang deliciously low. All of this is laden down with the weight of the berries, blending together with the lactose until it’s silky smooth.
It’s really delicious, but it packs a wallop, so you need to be ready for it. I would say I was, but that’s a lie.
A dirty, filthy, hippie lie.
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