The Leech Lake Brewing Company is in Walker, Minnesota. Why? According to the bottle "Because paradise requires a brewery." "A lake of beer...handcrafted, one small batch at a time." This beer is bottle-conditioned, 6.5% ABV and features a flipping wakeboarder on the bottle.
The beer pours a dark copper, amber and burnt orange in color. There is a generous head of thick and creamy foam that is off-white in color. The aroma is mild, lightly malty with a light, tart fruitiness and yeastiness. The taste is sour and tart on top of a mild bed of roasted maltiness. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. This beer is confusing to me. It is not a hop forward American pale ale, it is not a more reserved British style pale ale. Its yeasty tartness is more akin to some kind of Belgian style ale. I just don't get what this beer is supposed to be.