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Two Calusians | by Thomas Cizauskas
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Two Calusians

In the taproom, at...

 

Calusa Brewing

Sarasota (Bee Ridge), Florida.

5 October 2019.

 

▶ A diamond in the rough: a brewery and taproom in an industrial park. Recommended to me by 'craft' beer professionals on Facebook. Sometimes, the interwebs do deliver on their promise.

 

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King's Creatures​ (left)

"English Export Stout​"

6.9% alcohol

☞ "Deeply roasty, with a hypnotic darkness and scary drinkability. Monsters covet and hoard the British malt notes of espresso, & light toffee."

☞ Me: Lovely British Maris Otter malt for base; sapid but not overdone treacle from dark malts; alcoholic slap at end dries the finish.

 

Calusa Ringstrasse (right)​

"Vienna-style Lager"​

5.5% alcohol

☞ "A brilliant clarity of autumnal copper reveals the toasted, full character of the finest continental malt and crisp finish of noble hops.

☞ Me: Not "brilliantly" clear, but a well-executed lager nonetheless, expressing lightly toasted crackers, an elegant (not fruity) sweet middle, and, indeed, a crisp finish.

 

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Taken on October 5, 2019