Review Date 10/15/2008
Coney Island Albino Python pours to a cloudy whitish yellow color
with a thick rocky head formation and a very spicy, citric orangey nose. As
soon as you sip, the first thing you'll get out of this one is the spice:
tangy ginger was the first I picked up, then the savory coriander, and
finally the fennel, reminiscent of Italian sausage of all things.
Underneath it all lies the tart, refreshing wheat body which is brightened by a hint of juicy citric orange. There's a gentle grassy hop finish, but really it's drowned out by the spices. Still, Albino Python finishes very dry and refreshing. I think this would be perfect with spicy oriental cuisine, especially Thai, but I could also easily imagine it pairing well with beef, pork, or poultry. I'm enjoying a bottle now with a gooey mushroom, garlic, and spinach pizza to very good effect.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.