WOW!! has it really been more than 3 months since I posted to my blog? Sorry about that… I need to get back to not just drinking my beers but posting them too!!
Back to my Review.
Name: Funky E Star
Style: Belgian Wild Ale
Brewery: Mikkeller website
ABV: 9.4% abv
How served: 750ml silver foiled corked and caged bottle poured into an Augustijn Grand Cru tulip.
I paired this beer with: Salmon filet steamed inside a foiled bag on top of fennel and leeks, then served on a bed of couscous topped with a dollop of cucumber yogurt dill sauce. Boy this was a very yummy dinner and paired well with this beer!!
Tasted on: Wednesday November 30, 2011
Notes: best by Dec 16 2014, So I could have kept this 3 more years!! Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij in Lochristi-Hufte, Belgium
This beer pours a cloudy light orange with a one finger off white head which left a thin lacing on my glass.
The nose on this brew was very mild and vague. There were hints of bread, some very mild hints of a wet horse blanket and a little medicinal, otherwise the nose was unremarkable.
The taste was also very mild or should I say short, as it went from the start to finish in record time! I got a very strong bready, malty and zesty spicy taste up front, then a mild bitterness near the end with nothing in between. There was nothing in this beer taste which would have suggested a “wild” side.
This beer had a thin to medium body with a low to medium level of carbonation..
The drinkability of this “Funky E” brew was very good overall and there was only a mild hint of the 9+% abv.
This beer is worth a try, but I was expecting more. Not sure if I had a bad bottle or not & it was a good beer, but I felt like something was missing 🙁
On the Label: fũng’kē ē star
From their website: Nothing on their site on this brew!