2013 A Little Sumpin Wild ( 8.8% ABV) is brewed with Westmalle Trappist yeast that is known for creating distinctive flavor characteristics in beer; some of which are bubblegum, clove, banana.
It was poured from the tap into a Lagunitas mason jar by the lovely and talented, Katalin.
It was a bright honey color with a floofy head that hangs on and leaves behind a spiderweb of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is huge! My nose was pleasantly assaulted by bold citrus aroma with underlying biscuit and grain. I could've sat there and smelled that beer all night. But why smell it when you can drink it!
The taste is a mouthwatering - literally - explosion of hoppy goodness. Bold citrus and juicy fruits mesh well with the sweetness of the malt. The yeast "off" flavors really come into focus at the end but more subtly than last year's version. The finish is a yummy lingering hoppy bitterness that I simply adore.
The mouth feel is spot on medium with nice tingly effervescence.
The flavors in A Little Sumpin' Wild are bold and wonderful. I love this beer! In my recollection, I'm tempted to say I liked the 2012 version better but this one by no means sucked.