All of our beers are crafted in small batches using only premium ingredients. Over the years, our line up of German beers has made a name for itself and now our new 6000-barrel brewhouse allows us the creativity to craft a wide variety of appealing styles and flavors.  To learn more about the styles of beer we brew, view creative recipes using our beer and more, join Jay Smith, our Taproom Manager, on “Taproom Tuesdays with Jay.” Our beer is available to-go for pickup or delivery from our brewery.

BREWMASTER’S NOTES

CORE BEERS

NEW OAKLAND GLOW PILSNER (VOTED BEST EAST BAY BREW 2020)

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

New Oakland Glow is our rebranded Pilsner, one of our original core beers and voted as the “Best of the East Bay Brew” by Oakland Magazine readers in 2020 (thank you!). New Oakland Glow is one of our “Linden Street Series,” celebrating our roots as Linden Street Brewery, which was founded in 2009 in a warehouse on Linden Street. A crisp, biscuity light beer with subtle hopped finish.

Appearance: Pale straw color, thick frothy head the remains for most of consumption.

Aroma:  Light bready-ness with sharp floral hop aroma.

Taste: Crisp, clean, and refreshing. Some expressive noble hop bitterness finishes with a mild maltiness and floral hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Light bodied, very crisp slightly acidic (due to carbonation)  mouthfeel.

ABV: 4.8%

IBU: 26

Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, Magnum, Perle

Malt Bill: Weyermann Floor Malted Bohemian Pilsner

EAST BAY NIGHTS BLACK LAGER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

There’s nothing quite like our East Bay Nights. One of the O.G. mainstays from our Linden Street days, this is our award-winning tribute to the classic German Schwarzbier. Don’t let the color fool you! This beer is light on the palate and packed full of flavor. Notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate with just a touch of Noble hops round out the roasted malt profile.

Appearance: Very dark in color and while still technically a clear beer, this is about as black as it gets.  A light brown head slowly dissipates.

Aroma: Absolutely bursting with notes of roast malt and dark coffee.

Taste: The roast malt and coffee characteristics are prevalent and linger at the finish but clean, crisp lager notes combine with dark fruit to balance the experience.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Drinkers may be confused by the color but a light and effervescent mouthfeel contributes to the enjoyment of the roast characteristics.

ABV: 5.3%

IBU: 24

Hops: Tettnanger, Perle, Magnum

Malt Bill: Weyermann Barke Pilsner, Weyermann Barke Vienna, Weyermann Caramunich 2, Weyermann Carafa Dehusk 2, Weyermann Carafa Dehusk 3

PROPER HOOLIGAN ENGLISH MILD

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

This classic English dark mild combines a subtle blend of layered caramel malts with floral British Challenger hops to create an easy drinking and smooth experience.

Aroma: Rich, bready notes with a hint of orange peel on the finish.

Flavor: A light bodied but bright maltiness that smooths into a sweet caramel and soft fruit finish.

Mouthfeel: Full for such a low alcohol beer but finishes dry.

ABV: 4.1%

IBU: 20

Hops: English Challenger

Malt Bill: English Halcyon, Pale Chocolate, Pale Crystal, Dark Crystal

SPECIALTY AND SEASONAL BEERS

HAZY POP HAZY IPA

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Nuanced juiciness coupled with a silky mouthfeel that rests with a hint of dankness on the back of the palate.

Appearance: Pale straw in color, with a hazy, thick white head.

Aroma: Tropical fruit, citrus, apricot and pine.

Taste: Tropical and citrus flavors dominate with subtle alcohol and low bitterness.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Soft body with medium carbonation and medium finish.

ABV: 6.5%

REDWOOD RED ALE

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Smooth caramel color and aroma. Finishes with a dry and subtle malt character.

Appearance: Red amber with a nice white head.

Aroma: Bready, toasty and hints of caramel.

Taste: Restrained hop bitterness with bread, caramel and notes of toast and roast. Medium malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Soft body with medium carbonation and medium finish.

ABV: 4.6%

ANDREW RITTER TRIBUTE VIENNA LAGER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

We lost our friend and colleague, Andrew Ritter to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) when he was only 31 years old. Each year, we brew a beer in his memory and make a contribution to ALS Therapy Development Institute. This Vienna Lager is malty with a sweet and savory note of honey.

Appearance: Copper orange color with good clarity and a lingering head.

Aroma: Semi-sweet maltiness with some notes of yeasty breadiness.

Taste: Malty with a fresh bread quality, finishing with a sweet and savory note of honey.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Carbonated but not overly sprtizy. Smooth sweet maltiness covers the palate with almost no lingering bitterness.

ABV: 4.7%

A SHOULDER TO CRYO ON WEST COAST IPA

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Released for the first time in February, this unfiltered West Coast IPA has been updated with the use of Cascade, Chinook, Comet, Cryo Sabro and Cryo Equanot hops, a blend that allows the hops to really shine.

Appearance: Golden with a haze, medium white head, and medium carbonation.

Aroma: Intense citrus and tropical fruit. Notes of grapefruit and tangerine.

Taste: Mild alcohol with balanced bitterness, hints of citrus and pine.

Palate: Soft palate with medium finish.

ABV: 6.7%

Hops: Cascade, Comet, Chinook, Cryo Sabro, Cryo Equanot

PULLMAN PORTER IMPERIAL PORTER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Oakland transformed from a commercial hub to a true community upon arrival of the transcontinental railroad terminal. Part of the Pullman Palace Car Company and the first African American-led union, the Pullman Porters and their families brought Oakland to life. This porter is roasty and chocolate-forward, and with a slightly sweet finish.

Appearance: Dark brown with medium head and medium carbonation.

Aroma: Notes of coffee, chocolate and dried fruit.

Taste: Slight sweetness that is balanced by a warming alcohol presence, hints of coffee, chocolate and dried fruit.

Palate: Soft palate with medium carbonation and a medium finish.

ABV: 7.5%

Hops: Magnum

Grain: Munich, Pilsner, Special B, Chocolate, Dark Crystal, Brown Malt

WEST END INDIA PALE ALE

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Classic hop flavors lead to a subtle maltiness. Includes Chinook and Magnum hops for iconic West Coast flavors.

Appearance: Slightly opaque orange-apricot in color with a white head.

Aroma: Notes of tangerine and orange peel with a hint of malty sweetness and honey.

Taste: Similar notes of tangerine with orange and grapefruit peel. Bitterness all the way through but not overwhelming. Lingering zestiness.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Smooth coating of carbonation on first sip with a dry finish and lingering bitterness.

ABV: 6.0%

Hops: Chinook and Magnum

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS RASPBERRY LEMON WHEAT

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Subtle wheat characteristics with bright lemon and tangy raspberry flavors.

Appearance: Golden amber, cloudy with a slight haze.

Aroma: Lemon zest with notes of raspberry and citrus.

Taste: Lemon with a hint of raspberry. Restrained hop bitterness. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft body, medium finish.

ABV: 5.0%

BAY SHORE FOG HAZY IPA

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Hints of melon showcase this aroma-forward juice bomb with notes of stone fruit and ruby red citrus.

Appearance: Hazy and pale in color.

Aroma: Citrus and fruity with notes of peach, orange and grapefruit.

Taste: Smooth with citrus and an almost juice-like taste. Hints of spice and pine.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Full bodied mouth feel that slightly lingers on the palate.

ABV: 7.5%

Malt Bill: Rahr Premium Pilsner, Rahr White Wheat, Grain Millers Flaked Oats, Rice Hulls

Hops: Citra, Comet, Chinook

STREET CRUISER DRY NITRO STOUT

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Back in the Linden Street days, we would tool around town delivering our kegs to bars via bicycle. It is with this DIY spirit that we bring you the Street Cruiser Dry Nitro Stout. This roasty flavor bomb is packed with dry stout goodness, highlighted with a creamy nitro head. Shake well before enjoying!

Appearance: Dark brown cascade of nitro bubbles transitions into a black beer with cream colored head.

Aroma: Slight nuttiness with a hint of milk chocolate.

Taste: Similar to the nutty aroma with a creamy milk chocolate-like finish.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Creamy and silky with very slight bitterness.

ABV: 5.2%

HAPPY CAMPER SAISON

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Summertime is Saison Time at Oakland United! Citrus peel and rose hips create a campfire crusher that is bright, floral and relaxing, a new spin on the classic Franco-Belgian farmhouse style.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, golden yellow, straw-like.

Aroma: Some fruity esters alongside the citrus peel with a slight herbal note.

Taste: Semi-sweet maltiness complemented by the floral rose hips and the slight bitterness of the citrus peel. Fruit notes throughout.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Very light mouthfeel with a carbonation that coats the tongue.

ABV: 4.6%

OL’ BRICK BITTER ESB

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Ol’ Brick Bitter is our take on an English classic.  This easy drinking pub ale was one of our best known during the Linden Street days and was resurrected after years of lying dormant as a recipe in our books.  ESB is a style known for its unique interplay between the malt and the bitterness imparted by the hops. Smooth, dry and delicious!

Appearance: Light, pale orange/straw. Thick white foamy head.

Aroma: Light malt sweetness with a nice floral hop character and a hint of pear on the finish.

Flavor: Light body punctuated with significant malt overtones. Very classic English malt profile with West Coast hop characteristics. Prominent pear and other subtle fruit flavors finish with a light, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A lower than usual carb level, as is traditional for this English style. Very clean finish.

ABV: 4.8%

Hops: Comet, Super Saazer

Malt Bill: Crisp Marris Otter, Crisp Extra Pale Maris Otter, Grain Millers Flaked Oats, Wyermann Carared

ARCHIVES

SO SMOOTH WEST COAST IPA

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This deliciously delicate IPA is filled with hoppy satisfaction, made with a veritable plethora of hops, including Citra, Comet, Pacific Gem, Chinook and Cascade.

Appearance: Golden orange with a slight haze.

Aroma: Citrus notes of orange peel and a hint of piney resin aromas.

Taste: Light malt backbone with mellow but lasting bitterness. More citrus and pine that get you on the nose.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Delicate mouthfeel with some bursts of effervescent carbonation on the tongue.

ABV: 6.5%

Malt Bill: Rahr Standard Alix 2-row,  Rahr White Wheat, Simpsons Crystal Light, Simpson Golden Promise

Hops: Citra, Comet, Pacific Gem, Chinook, Cascade

STAYCATION HAZY IPA

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Packed with juicy tropical goodness, it will transport you on a whirlwind adventure without your ever needing to leave your house! Travel is good and all, but when you’ve got Staycation in hand, why go anywhere?

Appearance: Opaque and yellow-orange in color.

Aroma: A bouquet of citrus fruit! Tangerine dominates with hints of pineapple and mango.

Taste: As you would expect from the aroma, you’ll get tropical fruits up front with hints of orange and grapefruit peel on the finish, rounded out with some residual sweetness from the malts.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Silky with a mild bitterness.

ABV: 7.5%

Malt Bill: Rahr Premium Pilsner, Rahr White Wheat, Grain Millers Flaked Oats, Rice Hulls

Hops: Comet, Southern Cross, Waimea, Columbus CTZ

FRESH CUT KOLSCH

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Nothing shouts summertime like a tall, frosty light beer after a long day of yard work! Let’s face it: beer just tastes better outside! Combining bready lager goodness with the bright contrast of ale yeast, this hybrid style is the quintessential German light beer for gathering with friends and knocking back a few!

Appearance: Golden yellow with a slight haze from the wheat.

Aroma: Clean, crisp maltiness with minimal to no hop aroma.

Taste: Clean through and through! Some malty sweetness with minimal bitterness. Some fruity esters but an overal neutral malty palate.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Smooth mouthfeel with a burst of carbonation on the tongue.

ABV: 4.5%

Malt Bill: Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner, Rahr White Wheat

Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, Magnum

SEASON OF PRIDE WEST COAST IPA

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Oakland United Beerworks celebrates diversity, openness, and inclusion. Our newest West Coast IPA, utilizing a myriad of hops, is emblematic, with the individual flavors of the hops working together in beautiful harmony. We are proud to present our most distinctive beer to date! ‘Tis the season to be sublime, ‘tis the season to be courageous, ‘tis the season to be you. ‘Tis the Season of Pride!

Appearance: Straw gold in color with a slight haze.

Aroma: Stone fruit with some light malt breadiness.

Taste: Stone fruit turns quickly to resin and malt with a bitter but clean finish.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Mellow carbonation with a classic, lingering west coast bitterness.

ABV: 6.5%

CHILLY BIN NEW ZEALAND HOPPY LAGER

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Super tropical New Zealand Gem hops straight off the boat from New Zealand provide a bracing bitterness, finished with bready lager goodness.

Appearance: Light straw in appearance with a white frothy head that will continue to bubble throughout.

Aroma: Nice bland of NZ and Noble scents. Fresh cut grass and light fruit settle over a herbaceous backbone.

Taste: Crisp and refreshing. Subtle hop bitterness pleasantly blends into grass and a hint of mint that linger with the carbonation on the tongue.

Mouthfeel/Finish: This lager is meant to be crisp and crushable and delivers. Smooth enough for lager drinkers with just enough hop bite for IPA drinkers.

ABV: 5.2%

Hops: Pacific Gem

Malt Bill: Weyermann Floor Malted Bohemian  Pilsner, Crisp Flaked Rice, Rahr White Wheat

TART OF GLASS TART CHERRY ALE

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White cherries and Sac Trois yeast combine flawlessly to create a mildly sweet, yet subtly tart, brew.

Appearance: Light pink with slight haze. Bright white frothy head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma: Some tartness that comes from a blend of yeast and fruit. Light cherry aroma, though by no means overpowering.

Taste: Very bright and fresh. Manages to feel tart while being more distinctly fruity. Solid cherry character blends well with the wheat backbone.

Mouthfeel/Finish: overpowering. This beer is light and effervescent on the palate.  Some acidity lingers at the finish but nothing overly sour.

ABV: 5.5%

DOUBLE VISION DOUBLE IPA

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Packing a hoppy punch, this IPA is sure to make you see double. Loaded with Chinook, Citiva, Cashmere and Comet hops, this dankalicious DIPA will have your head spinning.

Appearance: Bright orange, bright and clear.

Aroma: Classic West Coast IPA aromas of pine hit up front with subtle notes of coconut from the Cashmere and pineapple from the Citiva, followed by a mild, almost caramel sweetness.

Taste: The pine and fresh fruit notes that come through in the aroma are wonderfully apparent on the palate. This beer drinks almost like a West Coast-Hazy IPA hybrid, with the classic dankness of a WC and the smooth tropical fruits of a Hazy.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Amazingly easy drinking, despite the 8.2% ABV, with only a mild alcohol burn on the back end.

ABV: 8.8%

IBU: 55

Hops: Chinook, Citiva, Cashmere, Comet

Malt Bill: Simpsons-Crystal Light, Rahr White Wheat, Rahr 2-row, Rice Hulls

ALL THAT SHINE MUNICH LAGER

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Produced by Assistant Brewer Ralph Long, All That Shine is an easy drinking German Lager, bready and beautiful. Pour it into a glass and watch as the golden hues catch the sun.

Appearance: Bright, clear, straw in color with a crisp, frothy, effervescent head.

Aroma: Aromas of Bavarian bread hit up front, thanks to the classic German malt profile. Herbal and fruity notes from the hops round out the aromas.

Taste: Light and drinkable with a super clean, Pilsner-like finish. This beer drinks more like a Helles than a traditional lager with sweet fruit (tangerine) characteristics due to the Mandarin hops. Biscuity and bready malt sweetness is balanced by the hop finish.

Mouthfeel/Finish:  Delicate on the palate with a nice carb mouthfeel. Smooth and easy drinking.

ABV: 5.2%

Hops: Mandarina Bavaria 2019

Malt Bill: Weyermann Floor Malted Bohemian Pilsner, Weyermann Munich, Weyermann Pale Wheat

GOLDEN CHILD GOLDEN STOUT (NITRO)

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This collaboration brew with Loma Brewing is based on years of friendship and almost a decade in the making. Loma and Oakland United started with an eloquent base and built upon it with liberal chocolate nib and vanilla additions to create a truly unique experience. Creaminess and the mouthfeel of a full nitro can round out the flavor profile.

Appearance: GOLDEN! When properly poured, a thick white creamy head cascades down the sides of the glass, eventually settling  with about 2 inches of dense nitro foam.

Aroma: Very dessert-centric without being overly sweet or cloying. Vanilla and chocolate notes waft as the nitro pour effervesces.

Taste: A luxurious blend of malt sweetness, bitter (and fruity) chocolate, and rich vanilla are melded by the creaminess of the nitrogen pour to make an exceptionally complex and enjoyable golden stout.

Mouthfeel/Finish: The nitro pulls the weight on mouthfeel, making a pillowy pallet for the flavors to be expressed. Subtle sweetness and high notes of vanilla linger.

ABV: 7.0%

Hops: UK Challenger

Malt Bill: Crisp Marris Otter, Crisp Naked Malted Oats, Weyermann Vienna

HOP CANDI SESSION IPA

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Hoppily rounding out our Linden Street series, this Session IPA is bright, juicy and a perfect balance of hop-forward flavor and light drinkable body.

Appearance: Light orange/straw with a fluffy white foamy head.

Aroma: Light and fresh! Really bright citrus with mild pine aftertones.

Taste: Crisp and refreshing. Subtle hop bitterness pleasantly blends with grapefruit and floral notes.

Mouthfeel/Finish: This all-day IPA is crisp and compact. The simple malt bill works to highlight the expressiveness in the hop profile

ABV: 4.3%

Hops: Chinook, Comet,  Cascade

Malt Bill: Weyermann Premium Pilsner, Simpsons Crystal Light, Weyermann Pale Wheat

DANGER ZONE WEIZENBOCK

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At 9.3% ABV, this wheat version of a German-style bock is the second of our higher ABV holiday beer releases. It has a complex malty sweetness that effervesces into a much lighter and delicate notes of fruit and light caramel!

Appearance: Deep caramel body with some haze from yeast in solution. Light fluffy head.

Aroma: First perception of malt sweetness transitions into banana esters and clove phenolics from the presence of the weisen yeast.

Taste: Complex malty sweetness that effervesces into much lighter delicate notes of fruit and light caramel.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Malt-forward body, starting sweet but finishing delicate with a sultry burn. Quintessential dessert beer characteristics.

ABV: 9.3%

Hops: Hop Head Farms Super Saazar

Malt Bill: Admiral Maltings Admiral’s Hearth, Admiral Maltings Yolo Gold Wheat,  Admiral Maltings Pacific Victor, Admiral Maltings Kilnsmith, Admiral Maltings Feldblume

ZIG A ZIG AHHH HARD GINGER BEER

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Created in collaboration with our friend and great brewer, Tommy Weaver, we used over six hundred pounds of fresh ginger to deliver a hard and unique twist on an old favorite.

Appearance: Light straw/orange in color. Surprisingly bright considering the volume of ginger we used. Head is quickly disspiating.

Aroma: Light malt sweetness, mostly overpowered by the spiciness of the ginger but also features a subtle earthiness.

Taste: Light and clean malt body serves as a vehicle to deliver a big hit of ginger upfront that lingers on the back palage with a nice subtle burn.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Light, slightly thin mouthfeel that is complemented by the effervescence and intensity of the ginger.

ABV: 6.1%

Hops: Comet

Malt Bill: Crisp Marris Otter, Meyermann Pilsner, Muntons Amber DME

QUEENSBURY RULES SCOTCH ALE / WEE HEAVY

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Front loaded with roasted barley toughness and backed up by a robust caramel sweetness, Queensbury Rules delivers a smooth knockout punch.

Appearance: Dark and heavy with subtle ruby legs seen at an angle.

Aroma:  Almost smore sweetness blends with the roast for a light but pleasant aroma.

Taste: Big roast characteristics upfront make way to a caramel sweetness that rounds out into a full mouth umami

Mouthfeel/Finish: Big body, faux cashmere tongue coating with a sweet but not cloying after taste.

ABV: 8.8%

Hops: Hallertau Callista, Summit

Malt Bill: Crisp Marris Otter, Crystal (3.5%), Simpsons Roasted Barley, Wyermann Roasted Barley

NO SLEEP ‘TIL OAKLAND BREAKFAST PORTER

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No Sleep ‘Til Oakland Breakfast Porter, our collaboration with Oakland’s Bicycle Coffee, is made with 100 pounds of their premium roast to create a smooth and silky coffee kick.

Appearance: Rich dark chocolate brown, dark frothy head that dissipates relatively quickly.

Aroma:  Heavy fresh coffee aroma combines with the malt character to express a dark chocolate earthiness.

Taste: Big chocolate and caramel notes upfront underlie the vibrant bicycle coffee earthiness that finishes with hints of fruit.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Robust, full mouth feel. Finishes with sharper coffee-like acidity.

ABV: 6.4%

Hops: Cascade, Magnum

Malt Bill: Sim Brown Coffee Malt, Simpsons Chocolate Malt, Simpsons Crystal Light, Grain Millers Flaked Barley, Fawcett Dark Crystal, Fawcett Pale Chocolate Malt, Rahr Standard Alix2-row

ZAPATOS DE BAILE MEXICAN-STYLE LAGER

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“Dancing Shoes,” made with Zappa hops, is a light Mexican lager perfect to get you jazzed about the warm summer months. A malt bill of 2 Row, Vienna and Flaked Maize create a light drinkable body that allows the subtle fruit from the Zappa hops to shine through. Get ready to strap on your Dancing Shoes and enjoy!

ABV: 5.2%

IBU: 30

Hops: Zappa, Magnum

Malt Bill: Rahr Standard 2 Row, Crisp Flaked Torrefied Maize, Weyermann-Vienna

BAVARIAN HEFEWEIZEN

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Known as the breakfast beer of Bavaria, this refreshing summer beer is made with 50% malted wheat, 50% pilsner malt, German noble hops, and a famous German yeast strain contributing notes of banana and clove.

Tasting notes: On the nose, you’ll notice banana, clove (purely a by-product of yeast fermentation). This highly sessionable beer is lightly hopped while the wheat and yeast give it a little cloudiness through the glass.

ABV: 5.2%

IBU: 12.5