South Street Brewery Devil Fish
South Street Brewery Devil Fish is an American Wild Ale that is barrel aged and fermented with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Scottish ale yeast, 7.61% ABV, best by date of December of 2017.
The beer pours with a rich copper color that has some wonderful red and orange tones. The aroma is generally sweet with the barrel treatment upfront; I’m getting notes of vanilla, a bit of coconut, and general wood on the nose. Although there is no mention of a specific barrel used, which leads me to believe this is a blend of different kinds of barrels, I am getting some definite whiskey/bourbon in the aroma as well. The flavor of this is Wild Ale is complex and different than anything I have had before. Malty and a little sweet with a the Lactobacillus yeast really coming forward with it’s yogurt like sourness. I am also enjoying some notes of dark fruits, vanilla, orange marmalade, lemon and lime, and a mild bit of hop bitterness. The mouth-feel is surprisingly full and thick, not what you normally expect in this kind of ale.
This one is a truly unique beer, big thanks to Raymond for picking this one up to share!