Weird-Ass Beer of the Week: Siamese Twin Ale
Despite these unusual spices, the beer at first encounter seems like a fairly conventional Belgian-style double: brown, malty, strong (8.5%), and slightly sweet--not too different from the Afflingen Dobble and Anderson Valley Brother David's Double I usually keep on hand. The big difference comes in the slightly bitter, assertively spicy finish.
This tasty local beer is priced quite competitively, at least at City Beer, where I found it. Each $3 can is 16 ounces, which is to say, one pint. Brother David's and Afflingen come in 22 ounce bottles, and my most recent purchases cost me $6.50 and $7 respectively, which works out to around $5 a pint. See uncommonbrewers.com for other places to find Siamese Twin and Uncommon Brewers' other organic beers, both in cans and on tap.