Red Silo Belgian Thong

Another beer that was on tap at my local beer pusher. I got the small growler, and I don't know that I shouldn't have gotten the big one. Well, there's no use crying over unspilled beer. Instead, let's just concentrate on the new beer from the new brewer that I have to enjoy in front of me.

She's not red at all. Instead, it's a simple clear yellow with a very light orange tint. The head is not really there in the first place, and it doesn't seem to want to generate itself. I'm not sure what I should expect from these growlers, so I'll deal with it the way it is. The aroma is excessively light, and it is little more than grains and sweet malt.

First sip is more peppery and spicy than I expected from the really light aroma. It's playful with a citrus and bread in there to give the beer its meat. The sip is like looking at a mountain range through a porthole. I need to drink this like it was made to be gulped.

Tip-in is a very nice blend of citrus, spices, cloves, bread, and even some vanilla. The middle opens up into a bunch of tiny darts that rapidly jab at the top of the mouth, but they don't pierce the skin or anything. The bread is still underneath, just keeping an eye on things while the citrus kind of oozes off of it slowly with a bit of honey mixed in. The finish is a quick snap of bitterness and pine that is surrounded by the familiar spices.

Bottom Line: Complex and vibrant, this beer is quite enjoyable.

3.25/5

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