Valley Brew 2009 Bill Brand-bic

Formerly brewed at Valley Brewing Company
Stockton, California USA
6.5% Sour/Wild Ale | 22 Ratings | Special Release |
Our Central Valley California "Lambic" Obviously we can’t make an actual Lambic, but this beer is inspired by the famous Belgian region of spontaneous fermentation. Fresh pomegranate juice was blended into our spontaneously fermented Luna Blanca and then other barrels of lab cultured barrel aged sours were blended to achieve this final product. Blended as a tribute to memorialize and celebrate the life of Bay Area beer writer and friend Bill Brand. This beer will be released during San Francisco Beer Week 2010 and then continue to make special appearances around the state.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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