On the palate it's nicely round, bittersweet with a good effervescent tingle, leading to a long bittersweet finish, drying out at the end. It's unfiltered — you may never see more unfiltered beer, so cloudy it's almost opaque — and plenty strong, 8.5% alcohol.
This is a big mouthful and could stand up well with steak or even roast beef — and cheese, which goes without saying.
Style: Serious food beer, the beer equivalent of a big solid Burgundy.
Price: $7 to $8 for a 750-milliliter bottle.
Where to find it: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463, http://www.hitimewine.net; Wade's Wines in Westlake Village, (818) 597-9463, http://www.wadeswines.com; Total Wine & More stores (Northridge, Brea, Tustin and Rancho Cucamonga), http://www.totalwine.com; and Vendome Liquors stores, vendomebeverlyhills.com.