Born in the funky beach/college town of Santa Cruz, I wasn’t surprised to find that Uncommon’s Belgian-style Double had a few tricks up its sleeve. The first thing I noticed, apart from the can, was how thick and opaque this brew pours. Pumpkin-colored with a crazy hop-driven retentive head, the Siamese Twin throws off a nose full of yeast, spices, and a healthy underpinning of hops.
“What we have here is a hoppy Belgian dubbel with Thai spices … especially coriander,” said Talkin’ Bob (AKA Nor Cal Bobby Java), without even looking at the can. This tasty treat disappeared from my glass before I could take further notes, always a good sign.