Style: Saison & Farmhouse Ales
ABV: 7.1 IBU: 26
Odell Brewing Company Prop Culture
What the brewers say
“We experimented with PROPagating different combinations of Belgian yeast CULTUREs and blending them in specific primary and secondary fermentations. We let the Saccharomyces cultures do the heavy lifting by converting the bulk of the wort sugars while the Brettanomyces cultures did the fine tuning to round out the flavor profile. The result of our experimentation led to PROP CULTURE, a project of 10+ yeast strains working together to create a fruit-forward collage of flavors such as pineapple, pear, mango, and banana balanced by a clove-like spiciness.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A strong floral aroma, with an interesting blend of fruity esters. Slight green banana, peach, apples, plum, apricot, and a little honey. Earthy funk, rustic barnyard, horse blanket, and Brett-y characters emerge as it warms.”
Flavor: “A mix of the floral and fruity Brett characters up front are quickly diminished by the more coarse, cheesy, funky notes. The spice character lingers with the flavors of over-ripe stone fruit, bananas, and a touch of citrus. Carbonation is moderate-to-low, and finishes semi-dry.”
Overall: “Nice complexity to this beer with the floral notes and sweetness that give way to the barnyard funk. The lower carbonation leaves the flavors a bit heavy on the tongue, making the flavors very sweet.”
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