American hops and blue cheese molds were made for each other. We are talking peanut butter and chocolate made for each other. The contrast causes the other to soar to new heights of pleasure. The bitterness of the hops stands up to the sharp bitter blue. The hops seem even brighter against the earthy musk of the blue, and the blue seems warm and rich against the citrus character of the hops. Resplendent joy!
|Aroma: medium buttery aroma with low papaya and a hint a musk|
|Flavor: medium cream-like sweetness with low pear and papaya notes gives way to medium muskiness that becomes increasingly bitter, a medium profound blue musky after taste|
|Texture: soft creamy interior, chewy rind|
|Pairing: The cheese causes the fruitiness of the hops to leap out of the beer as the musky blue flavors blend into the beer with the malt becoming a background note. The beer initially seems less bitter on the first sip after a piece of cheese. The cheese in turn seems fruitier with the buttery notes supporting on first taste after a sip of beer. The alternation of beer and cheese is excellent, yet holding the beer and cheese in the mouth together is actually dull as they cancel each other out.|