Southbound Mystery Ship
Southbound Mystery Ship is an American Amber/Red Ale fermented with 100% Brettanomyces, 8.2% ABV. There is a date printed is on the bottom of the can, but it is too off center to read. Since this was only recently released I know it is exceptionally fresh though.
The beer pours with a murky rustic color, kind of a dark carrot orange, and has a great looking dark tan colored head. Sticky sweet and fruity on the nose with strong notes of caramel, generic tropical fruits and something that is rather earthy… root vegetable like… maybe beets? A nice bit of typical red malt sweetness starts the taste, that is then followed by a nice helping of tropical fruit. Things get a little Brett weird after that. The funk gets strong, and the beer starts to taste earthy and a little medicinal before an almost shockingly dry finish.
A Red Ale like no other I’ve had before. If you are into unique, I’d grab some of this for your glass.