Monday, June 22, 2009
La Fleur Amere, Pelican Brewery, Pacific City Oregon
This weekend I had the fortune of coming across the 2009 Brewer's Summer Games at the beautiful Pelican Brewery. This was my first beer festival on the beach and it really is as good as it seems...One of the best beers I had was the La Fleur Amere (The Bitter Flower) brewed right there at the Pelican Brewery. It is a Belgium yeast based English IPA - Nice!
It pours copper with a tight head.
The aroma has a slight sourness but with nice flowery notes.
It is bitter and the yeast is right up front. Dry-hopped, it the bitterness develops in the body. It is balanced, but with some bold taste that has a lot of character.
The aftertaste is mildly tart, and dry with yeast.
I'd recommend trying this one, but it is hard to find! They had it at the brewery, but only available for take-away in a growler.
Other notable beers I enjoyed: Lompoc Bald Guy Ale, Vaporizer IPA from Double Mountain, Oatmeal Pale from Fort George and Silver City Whoop Pass Double IPA -