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!
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.