Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery
Style: Wild Ale
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Amulet is a sour farmhouse ale conditioned on blueberries and hibiscus flowers, and aged for one year in oak. The beer is bottle conditioned with champagne yeast, so please open cold, pour carefully, and expect some sediment.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1
Intro: A 500ml white waxed bottle, batch no. 4, poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark pinkish orange colour with an almost two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but settled to a ring around the glass, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Blueberry, floral, hibiscus, guava, herbal, basil, oak, with a touch of funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, blueberry, hibiscus, lemon, herbal, red berries, oak, and some mild funk.
Mouthfeel: Spritzy, medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: An interesting fruit and floral mix that gives off nice herbal notes in both the aroma and flavours. Carbonation perhaps a touch too much, but otherwise, it was enjoyable.