Carnevale Ale

California
United States
Carnevale Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Brewed in celebration of Lent and Easter season, Carnevale is light bodied Saison, using Brettanomyces along with Amarillo and Simcoe hops to generate flavor and depth. Carnevale’s complexity grows with time. The citrus notes tend to wane and the wild yeast rears its wonderfully tasting head.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
Served at: 
40° - 50° F
Hops: 
Amarillo, Simcoe
Malts: 
White Wheat, Oats
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sometimes blending two wonderful things produces unexpected, yet magnificent, results. This beer's bold, piney, resiny, citrusy American hop personality engages in an intriguing marriage with fruity, spicy, saison notes and slight wild yeast complexity – producing an end product that's balanced, multifaceted, creative and immensely drinkable. Aromas of light lemon, cereal, and insinuations of vanilla, meringue, banana, spice and custard pave the way for palate notes mostly dominated by American hops backed by traces of acidity, barnyard, melon rind and clove. This cloudy, golden brew possesses attractive orange hues, a medium mouthfeel and pleasant, lingering bitterness and spice that begs another sip.