Baere Brewing Company Not Forgotten
What the brewers say
A special blend of four barrels containing different saison beers, lightly dry hopped with Sterling, Hallertau Blanc, and Mosaic.
What our panel thought
Sour lactic aroma, lemony, with earthy mushroom and gueuze-like funk. Tart flavor, earthy and woody, with a pleasant umami hint that softens it. Some astringency and tannin. Barrel adds layers without overpowering the beer. Pleasant and interesting, like a wood-accented gueuze.
What our editors thought
Cherry, lemon, oak, and musty cellar in the nose. A somewhat intense acidic lemon note backed by wood-tannin leads the sip, but it quickly resolves into lemon pith and black pepper. Intense and unrelenting, yet endearing.