Odell Green CoyoteNovember 26, 2017
Hazy gold to orange. Fresh limes from a distance. A hint of malt sweetness on the nose makes it more like citrus soda or the smell of a citrus candy with nose in the glass. Lemon juice and grapefruit pith on the palate. Elevated carbonation with a satisfying slight chewiness to the mouthfeel. Refreshing, to be sure. Somewhat reminiscent of a margarita overall.Ray Daniels is the founder and director of the Cicerone Certification Program and the author, editor or publisher of more than two dozen books on beer and brewing. Follow him on Twitter @Cicerone_org.
One sip of this beer yields many flavors: lemon, lime, prickly pear, a touch of peppery esters. But tomatillo? I’d be lying if I said I would’ve picked up on the namesake ingredient had I not known the beer was brewed with it. Instead, I get a citric burst of lime and lemon, with that lactic acidity and a touch of mustiness as you might find in a gose. An ingredient some might dismiss as a novelty is perfectly integrated here.Daniel Hartis is the editor of All About Beer Magazine.