Standard Brewing Time Crystals #1
What the brewers say
“Time Crystals #1 started life as a blonde bière de garde and was refermented in oak on apricot with a derivative of Brettanomyces bruxellensis.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Peach and apricot lead with underlying caramel, vanilla, earthy hops (grassy, slight onion, slight green pepper). Bready and toasty malt. Burnt sugar. Some dank earthy notes—cellar, hay bedding.
Flavor: “More apricot, caramel, and vanilla. Like eating a tart apricot and continuing to chew on the skins. Low earthy funk, some wood from the Brett, clean barn. Low sweetness with moderate high acidity. Finish lingers in the back of the throat.”
Overall: “Nice peach-pie thing going on with the stone fruit and caramel malt character. A nice beer overall.”