ABV: 5.0 IBU: 12
Burial Beer Co. Fall of the Rebel Angels
What the brewers say
“A blend of 60 percent steel-aged, 30 percent foeder-aged, and 10 percent bourbon-aged saison, Fall of the Rebel Angels is refermented on local chokeberries and our house mixed culture.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Barnyard Brett funk with a blend of wild yeast, funky pineapple, bacterial aromas, horse blanket, leather, Pedio, and saisonesque phenolics. The herbal perfume works with the peppery notes and the rose but overshadows the fruit characters. There’s a hint of honeydew and blueberry.”
Flavor: “Moderate barnyard Brett funk with tropical pineapple. The funky sourness brings notes of wet hay, grass, and tartness, then fruity notes of chokecherry and currants build in the aftertaste. Mild phenols and spiciness, with sulfur notes. Some complementary acidity, low bitterness, and a dry finish.”
Overall: “The fruit and fruity Brett character work together well. The complexities of the fruity saison and the funkiness make it a fun beer with a lot going on; it has just the right amount of tartness and fruit, and it’s very drinkable.”
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