Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale

Tonight I’m going to be lazy, watch some TV, and drink some beer WITHOUT reviewing it. Lucky for me, guest reviewer Greg has got the beer review covered tonight with a look at Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale. I’ll bow out now. Greg, take it away!

Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale

Tonight I am drinking Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale. According to the can, (yes, good beer also comes in cans) this beer is a “Belgian-style Double seasoned with coriander and entirely uncommon Thai spices.” The first thing I notice after popping open the can is the smell of plums or raisins which is not unpleasant just not what I expected from coriander and Thai spices. The beer pours a very deep reddish brown with a thing yellow head that clings to the sides of the glass. Upon pouring, I still smell the raisins but I also get a little malt coming through now. The Siamese Twin Ale has a long lingering taste of raisons with a hint of lime peeking through. The lime and subtle hop flavor really balance the beer out. I can’t help but want to take another sip! After a couple more sips I start to get a little cherry flavor near the end of the profile. I got distracted and picked up the can instead of my glass and surprisingly I think the beer tastes better out of the can. The flavor seems to jump out a little more when I sip it from the can, which I cannot explain.

The Siamese Twin Ale has good drinkability. It has nice carbonation level and a nice mouth feel. I can feel the carbonation on my tongue with each sip. The beer has a sweetness that I would expect from being 8.5% alcohol but it is not overwhelming. As the beer warms, I start to like it less. The flavors seem to separate and the plum flavor dominates. I would recommend this beer to anyone who like Belgian style beers. I would also recommend splitting this 16 oz can with a friend. That way you both get a cold tasty portion that you can drink before it warms up too much.

-Greg

Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Ale

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