Pours clear with a 3/4 glass of white foam, typical of the style. Retention is above average with the top of the foam frothing as it recedes. Lacing exists, but most fall back to level.
Aroma is nicely layered. Light grain, wheat, touch of white pepper, orange, hay, and a slight touch of oak.
Taste is delicate. Fruity, really citrus greets the tongue, later wheat, and hay. Oak rounds out the end with light spice lingering in the finish.
Light body with medium carbonation whose tiny bubbles pop on the lips.
A refreshing beer that surprisingly had minimal to no funky nature. It dries in the finish while seemingly fighting a juicy feel, continually bringing me back for more. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Friday, April 06, 2012 at 21:23:17
Tasted: Friday, April 06, 2012
$13.00 for 750 ml bottle
One fine body…
Wood Aged Farmhouse Ale brewed with Malted Barley, Wheat, Oats, Rye and Spelt. This beer is a recreation of early 20th century farmhouse provision ales. Surette was fermented and aged in our large oak foeder with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus naturally present. The secondary fermentation with these critters creates complex aromas and a slight tartness.