Sour, spiciness, and red wine on the nose. Pours an unusual clear amber, much like brandy, with very little head. I don't get any of the expected bitterness from endive, but do get floral notes I would expect from the hibiscus, lactic middle, with a nice mouthfeel. This beer is tangy, with virtually no hop character, but well balanced nonetheless. To me, this tastes like a well made mild wild ale. Tasted @ 57F.
Get a Belgian Brewmaster and a master of Belgian brewing together and theres sure to be spontaneous imagination that leads to micro-organisms mingling in fermentation. Allagash and New Belgium are pleased to offer you our collabeeration brewed with the slightly fruity hibiscus flower, the aromatic Brettanomyces, and the flavor-boosting Lactobacillus. We recommend pairing it with creamy, soft cheeses and charming Vrienden- that’s ‘friends’ in Flemish.