Calicraft Winter Sparkling Ale

Calicraft Brewing Company
Brewed at Hermitage Brewing Company
Walnut Creek, California USA
5.3% Golden Ale/Blond Ale | 4 Ratings | Winter Seasonal |
Winter in California…It’s finally turning on your heater. It’s going to Tahoe on a whim. It’s lounging by the pool in December. This lager-like beer blends wine yeast for soft fruit character with pomace for spice and depth. Layered malts express hints of cocoa, nutmeg, and fresh roasted chestnuts. Brewed to celebrate shorter days and colder nights, it’s everything you love about the season—without the frostbite. Drink up: while carving the slopes...brah. Pair with: New Year’s resolutions, honey-roasted ham.

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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
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
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.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
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Sour
light medium heavy

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

Body
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Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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