Mazama Corvallis-Belgian Golden Beer (CBGB)
Corvallis-Belgian Golden Beer (CBGB) is a marriage between ingredients native to Corvallis and Belgium. Belgian yeast, hops bred and cultivated in Corvallis at OSU’s Hop Research program, and malts of both US and Belgian origin converge to create CBGB. Fruity yeast esters dance playfully on the palate with spicy and floral hop flavors. Mt. Hood, Sterling, Santiam, and Cascade hops fight for dominance over the fruity yeast to create a beer that finishes with a dry and hoppy, crisp finish.
Belgian-style ales seldom fit neatly into classic beer styles, but this category represents those "session" ales (in Belgium this means under 7% abv!) that do not fit other categories. Colour ranges from golden to deep amber, with the occasional example coming in darker. Body tends to be light to medium, with a wide range of hop and malt levels. Yeastiness and acidity may also be present.