I’m FINALLY back to 100% health. The goo has left my nasal cavity and I’m ready to get back on the beer reviewing train. I may be back at it as early as later later this evening, but for now it’s time for Silvio Saturday. Today Silvio reviews one of the Flying fish exit series. I personally reviewed exit 16 back in 2010. The exit 4 that Silvio reviews below sounds delicious! Silvio….
The house hunt continues. Unfortunately for wifey and me, our bid for the “party house” was rejected. But that just means the seller will have to continue living with a double mortgage on an overpriced vacant home. I’m definitely not bitter or anything.
Fortunately, I can always find solace in good beer. I chose Flying fish Brewing Company’s Exit 4 American Trippel for this week’s review. This beer jumped off the shelf at me for two reasons. First, it’s a New Jersey beer, brewed in Cherry Hill (Exit 4 off the NJ Turnpike). As a native Jerseyan, I love all things Garden State (which does not include the Staten Island cast of Jersey Shore). Second, I loves me some spicy Belgian beer.
Exit 4 exceeded my expectations in every way. It pours a traditional Belgian high yellow, cloudy color with lots of suspended sediment visible in the glass. The foam head jumped out of the bottle and stuck around, one finger high. It smells amazing, with tons of spices, bananas and hops.
This brew tasted so good, I couldn’t put it down. I got a lot of cloves and nutmeg on the front, which transitioned into a malty banana through the middle. The hops finish up on the back end, bitter and crisp, but without a long bitter note.
I could definitely drink a bunch of these at once, but with a 9.5% ABV, I’d probably pass out before too long. Overall, this is an amazing beer – Jersey represent!