This is one of the beers that inspired us to pursue a hoppy Belgian wheat beer when we brewed Pure Trouble with Martin Townshend in July. (Conflux #2 and Tank 7 also played a part…) It is the limited
release version of Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ with a bit more alcohol, hops and Belgo-ness.
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Wild
Why we bought it – A classic in our books, it takes us back to a patio, where we sat jet lagged, and refueled on a hot summer afternoon. It is a staple in our rotation when in the States. Thirst quenching on a hot day, hoppy @72.5 IBU, complex, and this year a skull numbing 8.8% ABV.
Why we like it – Basically its yummy. Some folks are disappointed it’s not “wild” as in brett or bugs. Just Westmalle yeast and enough fruity hops to fill it in. Hints of vanilla, citrus, pine. No style awards will be given, but sometimes the flavour is enough.