Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Maui Sobrehumano Palena'ole

The can was a wee-bit small next to my glass,
so I had to prop it up with an apple, obviously.
type: red ale brewed with fruit
origin: Maui, HI
price: ?
ABV: 6%
NSP: ?

If there's one thing that Maui B.C. is proficient at, it's brewing beer with real fruit additives.  They manage to find the correct balance of additives (the pineapple in Mana, for example), so that it lends a nice hand to an already quality beer (I fully converted after CoCoNut PorTer) rather than dominate the flavors..

This is no exception.  It was apparently brewed with passion fruit and cherries, a combination which is exceptionally tasty.  The aromas are strong and appetizing, and while it tastes a bit sweet, it's tempered with a nice acidity and cherry essence.  I found it to be delicious after eating dinner, although I would be happier if the carbonation persisted longer.

This was a collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin, out of Michigan (who provided the cherries), and I'd be surprised if you see it again.  But hey, if you do, snatch that shit up: your better half with thank you.

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