Year of New Beer: Courage & Fear, The Veil Brewing Co (VA)

Written By: Dion on 10/20/2019

I hadn't looked anything up on this beer before opening it, so I was surprised by the color as it poured. Just a blast of berries on the nose, with the blackberry coming out just ahead of the blueberry. Subtle undercurrents of grapefruit and lemon peel. On the tongue, this is initially just straight blackberry preserves. Tart and juicy, this would make an incredible ice cream float. Just enough sweetness from the blueberries along the middle to balance out the acidity. The Citra hops do provide a light grapefruit and orange pith toward the finish, but the bitterness is held in check by a touch of lactose. This is just outstanding.