This is from the 2017 Beer Camp Across the World pack from Sierra Nevada brewing. This year they joined with brewers not just all over the United States, as in past years, but from around the world as well. This 7.2% ABV ale brewed with lactose, orange peel, black tea, tamarind, and star anise was brewed in conjunction with Mikkeller Brewery of Denmark.
The beer pours a bright copper in color. There is a short head of white to just off-white head. The aroma is herbal, the star anise definitely coming through, with a bit of tea and fruit. The taste is mostly star anise in tea, with fruit on the finish. There is sweetness, but the finish is mostly dry, with a light bitterness. The beer drinks fairly smooth. This is an interesting drink, an adventurous try, but I would not want to drink it again.