Style: Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse ale
ABV: 7.0 IBU: 14
Saint Benjamin De Cave
What the brewers say
“This bière de garde spent 9 months aging in oak barrels. Each year, we set aside a small portion of our Carriers Bière de Garde and age it in wine barrels with a blend of wild yeasts. In that time, the beer takes on a mild tartness and aromas of stone fruit and dried figs.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Apple, vanilla, oak, and a combination of spicy phenols and alcohol. Very apple pie–like. There’s also caramel and toasty malt. Slight earthy hops, slight tartness, woody Brett. Some notes of clean barn, dry hay.”
Flavor: “Very much apple pie still. Moderately low sweetness into moderately high acidity that fades into a dry but light boozy finish. Caramel malt, aged/earthy hops. Slight funk/tartness.”
Overall: “Like apple pie with vanilla ice cream and boozy caramel sauce. Medium wild funk keeps this beer interesting. Tasty beer!”
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