The Bruery have a couple Tiki inspired beers out now and here are my thoughts on them….
Seahorse – right out of the gate, this beer is great. Big, juicy pineapple aroma and flavor. Super tropical. Light malt taste slides in for a second. Quite tart but that fades a notch not less acidic territory as it warms. The only minus is that the bourbon barrel character is missing as is the citrus for me. Those two added would have made for an even more complex sour.
Mai Zombie – pours an amber red color. Quite a multitude of ingredients here and boy is it almond dominated to me. The orange flower water adds a twist but the spices, lime and grapefruit are not to be found. Tastes a bit hot as well. Maybe dialed back in ABV would soften that edge. No sugary rum texture found either. More cocktail oriented.
The clear winner was Seahorse. Both beers could have delivered more of the flavors on the labels but the sour was more balanced and maybe the Zombie cocktail is not for me.