“Saison/Farmhouse Style Ale with added yeasts including Brettanomyces or “Brett” wild yeast”
On Tap – Goblet
Color – The ale has a light amber golden color with a thick but firm head. The beer has a very fine yeast sediment that would most likely be thicker from a bottle.
Smells – The nose is very light with notes of funky yeasts and clover honey. There are also wheaty notes and the hops have a tangerine aroma.
Mouthfeel – The beer is typical of a hoped Saison with just a little more fullness. Light and with little texture and a smooth finish.
Taste – It opens with strong farmhouse yeasts that move into more earthiness and a really funky/wheaty middle. The hops approach on the back-end past the yeasty notes. The hops have a distinct French / Belgium quality. I would guess Amarillo and another hop. [Cheating at the website reveals Amarillo and Magnum hops.]
Finish – The finish is yeasty and smooth with a light flavor of Shitaki mushrooms lingering from the yeast.
Conclusion – A good modification of a classic beer, mixing the styles well. Worth a try for anybody wanting a hoped farmhouse style ale. Recommend a bottle for the beer fridge if you like the Brett yeast flavor.
Lips of Faith series – La Folie
“Sour Brown Ale” Aged in French Oak
On Draft – Tulip Glass
Color – The beer has a dark amber color with a shine and is clear but not crystal. No head and heavy appearance in the glass.
Smells – There are distinct notes of tart Rainier cherries and crushed fermented lavender.
Mouthfeel – The Beer possesses a thick mouth feel for a sour, with a high amount of carbonation.
Tastes – The beer opens with gobs of sour malt flavors of ripe cherries and apples. Rice and cider vinegar flavors and a distinct grassy malt undertone round out the beer. As the beer warms the malt moves forward and the fruit flavors enter the background.
Finish – It is much longer than most sours with a final note of lavender.
Conclusion – A must try and a bottle should be considered for the beer fridge.