Discovered a gem when I decided to open Flying Fish's Exit 6: Wallonian Rye, which I've been saving since visiting Ocean City, NJ in August. Why I waited, I'm not sure, but wow, this is a tasty beer. Here's why:
Style: Belgian Style Ale with New Jersey Rye
Aroma: Apple spiciness
Taste: Spicy overtones of clove & citruses like a lemon peel combine with a malty backbone. Not detecting bitterness in this brew, which is fine by me. Overall, this is a beer that you should grab, if you can find it. Hint to Philly fans, you can!
Color: Hazy golden sunset with orange hues.
Thickness: Medium body; very delightful feel in the mouth. Half an inch of a white, creamy textured head, mixed with a cider like carbonation, producing a unique blend on the palate.
Mom Factoid: As noted in the intro, I bought this speciality bottle from Flying Fish, when I was vacationing with family, in NJ, back in August. Everytime, I think of my trips to Ocean City, growing up, I remember the fun, food and life lessons taught to me by my grandparents. So, this is a review dedicated to my Grandfather's memory, who passed a few years ago, during the early part of October. He lived a very rich life full of: family, friends, work as a surgeon for over fifty years & gave generously to his community & to many non-profit organizations. He was a true role model and is smiling down, winking at me & my little duo on a daily basis. Cheers to you, Pop Pop!
For more information on the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, based Flying Fish Brewery and their limited release Exit Series, go here: Exit Series