Since the beer scene has really taken off, it’s been so easy to find Flying Dog’s Brewhouse Rarities. This one sounded interesting, so I picked it up.
Style: English Brown Ale
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon, having only a single species. The tamarind tree produces pod-like fruit, which contain an edible pulp that is used in cuisines around the world. Other uses of the pulp include traditional medicine and metal polish. The wood can be used for woodworking, and Tamarind seed oil can be extracted from the seeds. Because of the tamarind’s many uses, cultivation has spread around the world in tropical and subtropical zones.”
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The beer poured with a half a finger of cream-colored head that dissipated slowly. It left a bit of lacing on the glass. The body was clear and mahogany in color. It had just enough carbonation. The nose had a sour aspect to it with a lot of citrus peel. There was also some toasted malt and nuttiness that was an interesting contrast to the citrus. The taste, on the other hand, started off super malty. There was a lot of brown bread and toasted malt with some peanuts as well. The tamarind flavor was muted and didn’t pair well with the toasted malt. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy and malty. A bottle of this was $1.83, which came to $.15 per ounce. This beer just wasn’t for me. I wouldn’t be opposed to trying another beer with tamarind, but maybe not one with a brown ale base.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0