I’m finally getting around to trying something from Lagunitas. I see it often, have heard it’s good stuff, but never picked any up. So when Mr. Beer Guy (Frank) suggested it, I didn’t hesitate.
The Lagunitas is a pretty pour. It’s a picture perfect beer with a hazy, golden body and a creamy one-finger head that holds up very well. Nice lacing left behind.
What they say: “Sneaky Smooth with a Touch of What We Call Wheatly-esque-ish-ness. Crispy Wheat and Pale Malt flavors with a Big Round & Juicy Hop Finish. Everyone Needs A Little Sumpin? Sumpin? Sometimes. You Can Get It All Year Now… in a Six-Pack!”
My take on it: The first thing I’ll say is don’t pair this with fish. I’ve had it with a few meals now and it’s been a nice addition. But NOT with the fish. Oof…I’ll never make that mistake again.
Anyway, it smells every bit like a beer. Not too sweet, not too hoppy, not too malty…it just smells like a beer. As a result, you halfway expect it to have a very typical taste. That lasts until it passes your lips and you immediately want another swig. It’s a very well-balanced beer that runs to the citrusy side and has a slight tingle on the tongue, but still has a somewhat surprising creaminess.
I can’t say a whole lot about this one – I have no bad notes, I can only say this is a good, drinkable beer. It weighs in with an ABV of 7.5%, which also surprised me a little bit, considering the appearance and feel of it.?
I’ll definitely be trying more of the Lagunitas offerings. I’m looking forward to it, actually. And I’m also looking forward to my next glass of this one!
I picked it up for $10.99 for the 6-pack. A good value, if you ask me.
All in all, I’ll give A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ a 7.5 out of 10 – definitely worth picking up when you see it!?
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