American Solera Coolship Roadtrip
What the brewers say
"This is a multiyear blend of Spontaneous Ale, brewed at Jester King and fermented and cellared at American Solera."
What our panel thought
"Bright orange, firm white head. Layers of pepper, lemon, lime fill the nose, underlying woody Brett, spicy hops. Layers of moldering leaves and fertile earth; like being in Mirkwood. Medium body; spicy phenols alongside aggressive but balanced barnyard. Assertive lactic sourness without a burn. Remarkably complex beer. Great balance of tart lactic acid, earthy wood, and spicy pepper phenolics."
What our editors thought
"Initial burst of tires skidding on a warm road. Settles into heady mix of peach ring, sour diesel, and bearclaw pastry. Flavor skews toward a mimosa made with Muscadet wine and a splash of orange juice—bright, mineral, medium acidity, and light funky notes that keep it interesting."