Style: American Wild Ale
Firestone Walker Brewing Company Agrestic
What the brewers say
“Toasted oak and lemon pith swirl on the nose and palate, followed by an amazing harmony of vanilla, coconut, Earl Grey tea, and spice. The finish is crisp, with mouthwatering acidity and chewy tannins.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Lacto _sourness paired with _Brett barnyard funk, very light acidity, and a touch of apricot and pineapple. A little caramel from the malt plus some hay-like characteristics. Woody Brett character backs up lactic aromas.”
Flavor: “High carbonation with sweet fruity tartness filled with grapefruit and lemon. As it warms, fruit comes forward and the sourness takes a supporting role. Aftertaste is light clean sour with a touch of malt, very light bitterness, and notes of apricot, peach, and pineapple, with a slight alcohol warming note.”
Overall: “This is a well-balanced sour—not too acidic, still some malt toasty sweetness, and great fruit notes. The carbonation might be a bit high, but serves to force fruit notes into your nose. Tartness and carbonation together create a wonderful puckering in the back of my mouth. The malt notes soften the sour edge and complement the funk.”
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