2020 Lagunitas The Waldos' Special Ale

Dave Greenbaum

Barley Legal Member
I've been buying a case of this beer for the past few years when it comes out in April. It's a shame it only comes out once a year.

This year's batch is down from 11.7% to 10.8% ABV. As best I can recall from last year's batch, the aroma is nearly the same or maybe a little more dank, there's a little more bitterness, but the malt depth is missing a little and the balance isn't spot on, as it has been in past years. As a brewer, it seems like the recipe was the same, but mash efficiency was down, but I have a hard time believing a brewery like Lagunitas wouldn't correct that. Anyone else have thoughts on this?