Lagunitas Sirius

sirius

I know.  It’s been a while.  But I’ve been going through a whiskey phase and I haven’t been tasting very many new beers.  It’s something that I mean to remedy, and I started last night.  Purchased a couple of new six packs for an Oscar viewing party.  OK…it was more like Gia and I drinking a few beers and having snacks while I live-blogged the Oscars.  Anywho.

Sirius is a Spring Release Ale from Lagunitas Brewing in Petaluma California.  A Cream Ale with an ABV of 7.60%, so it is on the strong side when it comes to drinkability.

It poured an almost bright orange color (ok…copper) with a distinctive pine hops aroma.  I was actually confused by that because I wasn’t sure what the distinction of a “cream ale” was going to be.  Malt or hops?

Turned out to be a delicious combination of both.  A smooth mouth feel with a bitter hop taste (not too strong) on the finish.  It definitely had a creamy flavor as it sat on the tongue.  That sounds a bit disgusting, doesn’t it?

I had it with some stuffed cherry peppers (prosciutto and provolone) and horseradish hummus.  Sounds good, right?  So I would suggest pairing it with those items, and only because I am too lazy to figure out what else it would taste good with.  Or you know what?  Just drink it on it’s own.  It’s damn fine either way.

My Rating: 8 out of 10

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2 Responses

  1. Lagunitas is one I’ve had when I was back in Cal, I remember it not being too good, though that was their IPA. Haven’t found it out here in NM.

  2. Joe,

    I dig a bunch of the beers out of Lagunitas, but I seem to remember thinking their IPA was just decent. We loved the Sirius so much we just picked up a case of it for the house.

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