Aniversario 1

California
United States
Aniversario 1, SouthNorte Beer Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

We know that life’s more interesting when two worlds meet. So, it only seemed fitting that our first anniversary should meld the best of San Diego y Baja. We collaborated with esteemed Valle de Guadalupe chef, Javier Plascencia, to craft a dish to serve as the inspiration for our beer. Javier’s recipe is layered with citrus, spice and umami, giving our Brewmaster the flavor roadmap for this new-world Saison. Layered with complex spice and a dry, refreshing finish, we brewed this celebratory ale with Mexican honey, and epazote, then dry-hopped with fresh cilantro. We hope that one sip of this pairing transports you to the crossroads. ¡Salud!

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ABV: 
7.5%
Served at: 
40º
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Aniversario 1 by SouthNorte Beer Co. was judged as a Spice, Herb, Vegetable beer with underlying BJCP Category 25B, Saison. This beer is a square peg. It looks like a bad Saison topped with a thin, frothy head that recedes quickly but the dance of Mexican honey, epazote and cilantro with the Belgian yeast flavors, spicy hops and pale malts kicks the beer up to a higher level. The flavors have a layered complexity that weaves in and out. They all work together with no element demanding too much attention. It comes on like a savory sweet spicy honey scone and finishes with a hint of tea that provides a friendly bitter punch and a slight, drying astringency. The beer has mild legs suggesting more alcohol than you taste. The alcohol is smooth and not hot or harsh. The above-average carbonation and crisp medium body make this a very refreshing, elegantly flavored beer. Drink this beer with Huachinango a la Veracruzana, camarones al mojo de aho or fish tacos.