February 17, 2012

The Brü Revü – Adelbert’s Scratchin’ Hippo

Adelbert’s is another new brewery to the Austin area, and their Scratchin’ Hippo is their version of a Biere de Garde.  I had it on draft at Red’s Porch and it came in its own special glass, see photos below.  It was a reddish copper color with a Belgian yeast and dark fruit aroma.  The taste was sweet caramel malts, fruit and Belgian yeasts with a slight earthy tang.  It was more subtle than the Shlafly biere de garde but with enough complexity to keep me interested and coming back for more.  The Sctachin’ Hippo was great especially for a new brewery and puts Adelbert’s firmly on my radar.

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