9.5% ABV, Draft
Appearance: Golden orange with a small head.
Aroma: Sour smell with some fruit.
Taste: Malty upfront with a bit of a sour backend. Slight berry flavor as well.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Brewery Vivant’s collaboration brew with New Belgium Brewing, Escoffier, is a wild ale with malt, dried fruit and a bit of sourness. It’s a beer that’s advertised for aging — it says so right on the can — and gets better with warmth. While Escoffier is a bit on the dry side, it holds a very smooth finish and highlights some berry flavors during the process.