Not my usual fare. If it has a featured fruit, I normally steer very clear. I avoid them harder than a Jonestown punchline. I avoid them harder than I’d avoid an emo, Libtard, triggered feminazi, BLM protester on PCP during a heatwave on the Gaza Strip. I don’t like them is what I’m getting at, in as mean and obtuse of a way as I can possibly imagine.
But ya gotta try new things. Variety is the spice of two bird eggs in a basket before they hatch a gift horse in the bush. Something like that anyway. Or ‘YOLO’ if you’re a retarded teenager. Goddamn kids and their flat-brim ball caps, pants that do fit, Pokémenstral cycles, mental retardation and Pogs.
Admittedly, I was drawn to the flashy label. I’m like a crow sometimes, flashy things get my attention. And tits. I guess that’s not crow like, but hey, tits man! The label is reminiscent of the special reflective superhero cards I used to get every now and then. I had a Dr Strange one, if I recall correctly. So, in a roundabout way, Dr Strange had a hand in the decision process here. It also happens to be named ‘Electra’ which is the name of another Marvel superherovillian, even if it’s spelled slightly different. Am I building a conspiracy theory here? Is Marvel in cahoots with Ecliptic Brewing? Jet fuel can’t melt steel beams?! Wait, it actually CAN? Holy shit you guys! Muthafuckin chemtrails!!
The pour is a weird, opaque, burnt orange with two+ fingers of fat bubbles that slowly began to melt away. No noticeable lacing.
The smells are raspberry (🎵in my haaaand🎵), Belgian yeast funk (like feet and apricots), and a slight grainy edge. Straightforward fruit and funk.
The tastes are unexpectedly tart and funky. Raspberry off top with the Belgian funk roaring in like a fucking wrecking ball. This is the most Belgian tasting beer I’ve ever had that wasn’t straight from Belgium. Has a slight sweet bread hit too. That’s about it. It’s actually more Belgian than raspberry, and for that I am thankful. This is just an extra funky Belgian ale, plain and simple, all other notes are too mild or obscured.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and a bit stiff. It isn’t exactly ‘smooth’. Flavors blitzkrieg like I was hiding Jews or something. Prying up floorboards and shit.
2.5/5 Well, it’s drinkable.. Barely. I honestly expected a deeper experience here, I expected more raspberry, but all I got was super yeast. Meh. Recommended for people that love Belgian yeast? Fucked if I know.