Style: Farmhouse Pale Ale
ABV: 5.9 IBU: 40
Cerebral Dreamy Thing
What the brewers say
“Collaboration with our friends at Our Mutual Friend. Farmhouse Pale Ale brewed with Citra, Centennial and Sterling hops then fermented with a blend of 12 Brettanomyces strains in stainless for 3 months, then aged in Chardonnay barrels.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Faint musty spicy notes, with hints of peach. The hops accentuate the fruit and spice character and add earthy hints.”
Flavor: “Definitely gets the dry character of a saison right, great grainy body followed by hints of light fruit on the swallow. Finishes quite dry, but not astringent.”
Overall: “The underlying saison is really well made—you get the spicy fermentation quality and grainy dry finish of the style. The dry hopping adds great complexity, especially in the aroma.”
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