Sixpack of the Week: Green Bench/Saint Somewhere Monsieur Ed

Green Bench (Saint Petersburg, Fla.) and Saint Somewhere (Tarpon Springs, Fla.)
Wood-aged farmhouse ale

SIXPACK SEZ: I’m going to try to erase the image of Saint Somewhere brewer Bob Sylvester riding shirtless with Khris Johnson of Green Bench, and hope that Monsieur Ed is not a talking horse. Instead, I’m going to concentrate on the contents of this bottle, a collaboration by the two Florida Gulf Coast brewers. The farmhouse ale opens with a traditional herbal/citrus aroma, but then is surprisingly complemented by an unusual, full-bodied malt sweetness, creating a brew that is both satisfying and playful. A prime candidate for a year or so of cellaring.