Most of Flying Fish's iconic exit series beers have been winners in my book, so I was excited to try the new Exit 6 - Wallonian Rye. As they describe it:
For our fifth stop, we journey to Exit 6. This part of Burlington County was settled by Dutch Walloons (now Belgians) whose first order of business was to build a fort–and then a tavern. The area has always had a rich agricultural heritage and we’re using locally grown rye as an appreciation of our farmers past and present.
Exit 6 starts out as a deceptively simple recipe–pale malt augmented by 20 percent rye, fermented with a classic Belgian yeast. But then it gets interesting with the hops: English East Kent Goldings, Slovenian Styrian Goldings and Japanese Sorachi Ace.
The result is a rich saffron color with a spicy character from the rye and lemony citrus notes from the unique Sorachi Ace hops.
It does pour a nice straw color with some cloudiness and a spicy, lemony aroma. The taste follows suite with some coriander and citrus flavors. The carbonation is fairly light with a dry almost sour finish to it. A very solid effort once again.