Named for a fearsome alien species known to prey on Oompa Loompas, this sour and funky amber ale was refermented in French oak barrels containing local prickly pears. Malty and funky with a slight tart edge and prickly pear sweetness.
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour. The aroma is loaded with soft tart fruitiness. A bit of apple and some vineous red wine sort of flavour. A touch of light oak and some berry sort of flavour. Possibly a touch of acetone, but it’s subtle and kind I adds a fruity note. Interesting brew with a lingering sort of mintiness. More bitterness than is typical for soured stuff but it kind of works.
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