This, along with Local 2 and Sorachi Ace (later this week) were all purchased at the Publix in Florida. I really wish our government will get the head out of their a$$ and allow alcohol sales at more than one place. But I digress.
The label of this beer reads “Local 1”. That’s it. There is nothing that tells you what it is, what it’s made with, what to expect. Just the name. We took this as a challenge, guess the beer type!
It poured out a golden yellow and smelled of fruits and wheat. (initial thoughts are a saison) It tasted wheaty, a little sweet and a touch of hops. It tasted like a saison. Yup, it’s a saison.
Untappd told us it’s a Belgian ale. Damn. So close.
It was nice and light, a little fruity and a little hoppy and maybe even a little spicy. It had everything. I really enjoyed it.
A 9% Belgian Pale Ale, this might hurt.
Not so much.
Nope. This beer was amazingly light and refreshing for being a big beer. I felt it was almost saison like, did not have any harshness to it at all. I could drink this all day on a hot sunny day. This is my kind of session beer.
Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 9%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle