|Uncle Billy's Hop Summit IPA|
Today is absolutely beautiful here in Austin. The day has been filled with great friends, dog parks, and of course craft beer. We visited Uncle Billy's first and enjoyed their patio and great beer (and their weekend special of chicken and waffles).
After arriving home, I needed something more to quench my thirst. Being that it's in the 60's, I wanted something crisp and refreshing. I looked in my fridge and picked out Goose Island's Fleur. I definitely made a good choice with this one. Described as: 'A refreshingly tart and fruity Belgian style ale, resulting from a secondary fermentation with hibiscus flowers and wild yeasts.'
This beer pours a deep golden color, with a beautiful white head that does not go away. The lacing around the glass is also a pretty sight. The aromas are dominated by sour cherries and floral notes. The resulting flavor is tart and sweet, just like a Belgian ale should be. I'm enjoying the beer as we speak, and I don't want it to end. Oh well, c'est la vie.
Since we can't get Goose Island down in Texas, and if you're feeling like something similarly refreshing, I'd suggest trying the Boulevard's Long Strange Tripel or Tank 7. I promise both are very yummy.