Style: Saison/Farmhouse (Mixed Culture w/ Fruit)

ABV: 11.0 IBU: 20

90/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 5

The Rare Barrel Blurred with Pinot Noir Grapes

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What the brewers say

Mixed-fermentation beer aged in oak barrels with pinot noir grapes.

What our panel thought

Floral, dry Bordeaux nose mingles with light oak, licorice, and a waft of cellar-funk—restrained, overall. Flavor is decidedly vinous, with light jammy sweetness drying into an oaky finish. Alcoholic warmth doesn’t fit well, hindering drinkability. Grape-forward.

What our editors thought

Spicy blackberry and cranberry nose with earthy blueberry sweetness. The sip rides an exacting line between sweet and dry, holding that tenuous tannin-fruit balance. It truly works, bending technique in the service of flavor—a hybrid greater than the sum of its parts.

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