Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trinity Brew Menacing Kumquat
What the brewers say
“Saison brewed with oats, Citra hops, and fresh Florida winter-harvest kumquats and grains of paradise.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Spicy and fruity with a generic rather than specific citrus note. Earthy funkiness—the Brett character is restrained, with mineral undertones.”
Flavor: “Heavy citrus/kumquat up front that carries through the entire taste. A mild bitterness, either from hops or fruit, complements the citrusy sweetness, but a touch too much. The spice and vanilla are present as well, but only slightly. A noticeable tartness keeps everything in line. Bright fruit character bursts out of the glass.”
Overall: “Interesting beer. Brett and Lacto notes are low or muted. If I knew kumquats tasted like this, I would have been eating a lot more of them all these years. A well-executed farmhouse beer with pleasant ester components that heighten both the fruit and the beer in their combination. Tart without being sour and a fruit character that’s vaguely citrus without being identifiable. Earthy background, but Brett was light and restrained. A refreshing, light-bodied fruit beer.”
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