Style: Brett & Mixed Fermentation Saisons

ABV: 6.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Transient Artisan Ales Cuvier

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What the brewers say

“Oak barrel–fermented farmhouse ale. A lactic-forward barrel-fermented saison, aged 6 months in fresh wine barrels.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Juicy peach and lemon with a hint of vinegar, followed by pleasant oak sweetness and vanilla. Moderate tart note with dark cherries and Brett. Peaches with a hint of vanilla.”

Flavor: “Lots of stone fruit and cherries up front with a hint of citrus, followed by a pleasant lactic tartness and oak flavors of vanilla and toffee. Finish is mostly balanced with the tartness lingering every so slightly. Light vanilla and sour peach right before the end of the sip. This beer is very, very sour.”

Overall: “Well-executed farmhouse ale that is enhanced by the subtle nuances contributed by the oak. Great balance of acidity and oak. Not a ton of barrel notes but a slight vanilla toward the end. The sour level is pushing the saison category, but it is still very good. High carbonation helps push the perception of acidity even more. Moderate cherry and peach fruitiness adds a level of complexity. Nice oak notes in the finish. I really like the peach character and the hint of vanilla that came through.”

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