Midnight Sun Pride
From Midnight Sun Brewing – PRIDE Belgian-style Strong Pale Ale boasts a glorious deep gold color and an amazing yet arrogant head. Plentiful pale malt creates beautiful, agile body. Assertive hops and Belgian yeast achieve charismatic floral and spice notes in aroma and flavor. But Pride’s predominant and unique character comes from its exposure to Brettanomyces in French oak Chardonnay barrels. At once tart and refreshing yet earthy and musty, Pride is unlike most beers on earth. And it’s bitter, lingering finish demands another sip.
Midnight Sun Brewing – Pride – From the 7 Deadly Sins Beer Series – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 6.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark gold with a small ring of white froth for head.
Aroma: Fruity and funky brettanomyces, lending aromas of green pear, rain water, rust, and light barnyardy odor. The malts are there in the nose, but take a back seat to the buggy yeast.
Taste: Fruity yeast, followed by some industrial metallic notes, spicy bitter hops, and an ever so slight note of oak, but almost unnoticeable.
Mouthfeel: Decently carbonated, and rather dry in the finish.
Overall: A really nice beer. I don’t always enjoy a beer with ‘brett’, but this one was really good. Kind of reminded me of a Biere de Garde or some sort of Farmhouse ale.