Style: Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0 IBU: 40
Three Taverns Fortunatus
What the brewers say
“Fortunatus is a barrel aged sour ale created with a mixed fermentation; using a strain of Lactobacillus in tandem with our Belgian yeast. The funk character was further enhanced by the addition of Brettanomyces and aging in previously used oak barrels.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Bursting with apricot, peach, and raspberry esters dominate. There’s also a slight earthiness on the retronasal that rounds things out.”
Flavor: “There’s an interesting malty richness to this beer that plays off of the moderate sourness and strong ester profile. The same fruit esters are present on the tastebuds that are on the aroma. The combination of these make the beer somewhat jammy. An interesting rhubarb character appears on the finish.”
Overall: “Very interesting fermentation and barrel qualities. The beer is well balanced and presents a nice light fruit character with a complex underlying sourness.”
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