TRVE Brewing Co. Meditation is the Practice of Death
What the brewers say
"Non-traditional spontaneous beer aged on Colorado tart cherries for six months in wine barrels."
What our panel thought
"Rich fruit character, though not distinctly cherry; also Brett, wood, and earth. Lack of head suggests wine. Oak character adds pleasant light spiciness, with fruit fermentation esters; tart, with berry notes. Subtle yet complex."
What our editors thought
"Beer-forward, not fruit-forward; light funk and faint cherry drive the nose. The sip morphs from an expectation of sweetness into an herbal funk with a hint of cherry. Acidity remains contrite."