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A new Trillium brew and a slow day at work meant I once again took a walk to Fort Point on my lunch break for release day.  I can’t say enough how much I enjoy having them nearby, especially now that weekday lines seem to largely be a thing of the past.

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Beer Name: Sigtebrod

Brewers: Trillium Brewing Company and Amager Byghus

Style: Double Dry-Hopped IPA

ABV: 6.8%

Description: A collaboration between Trillium and Danish brewers Amager Bryghus.  A detailed description of this beer can be found on Trillium’s website, but to summarize they created an IPA  inspired by Danish wheat bread.  To achieve this goal, they added wheat flour to the mash and added wildflower honey and tangerine peels for good measure before dry-hopping with Citra and Amarillo.  The four-pack of 16 oz. cans cost $20.20, on par with the rest of the Trillium’s dry-hopped offerings.  I drank the can for this review out of my usual snifter glass.

Appearance: Poured a light amber/yellowish body with a thin and frothy white head.

Smell: Trace amounts of sweetness; mostly citrus fruit and honey.

Taste: True to the inspiration, there was a noticeable presence of bready malts throughout, taking on a bit of a wheaty character about halfway through.  Also popping up around the halfway point was some of the aforementioned sweetness in the form of orange and tangerine juice.  The beer closed with a very dry, crackery malt finish featuring a honey-infused bit of heat joined by a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Probably on the higher end of moderate, but there were times when it felt like the added honey gave this brew just a little extra bit of thickness.  Moderate carbonation kept the beer bubbly throughout.

Hype Factor: It’s from Trillium, not to mention another a collaboration, so there was definitely elevated excitement and some buzz surrounding this release.

Overall: A very good beer, it reminded me a bit of Artaic though with slightly more pronounced bready malt and slightly less honey,  I like how this beer had a different flavor profile than the usual juicy IPAs (not that there’s anything wrong with those), it’s just nice to see the brewery go in another direction on this.  I’m unfortunately not familiar with Amager Bryghus, so I wonder if some of that can be attributed to their influence.

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