Pours slightly cloudy with a white, sticky lacing that leaves behind a bit of lacing as it recedes.
Aroma is forward funk, really tart. There isn't much else.
The taste is more of the same: straight tart funkiness.
Medium body or better. Plenty of spritzy carbonation throughout.
A nice beer that was fairly one dimensional: tart funk. I assume the age (three years or so in the bottle) has contributed to the tartness consuming this beer. Still, not bad to drink, just slowly. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Monday, November 03, 2014 at 13:05:17
Tasted: Monday, November 03, 2014
$0.00 for 375 ml bottle
One fine body…
over 446 ratings
Vrienden is a collaboration with New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO and was brewed in July of 2010. Brewmaster Peter Bouckart worked with us to come up with a recipe to be brewed both at their facility and at ours, with subtle differences in each. Both beers used the same base recipe. The Vrienden- Fort Collins version was brewed with belgian endive and hibiscus flower. The Vrienden- Portland version was brewed with dandelion greens and elderberries. Peter then came to Allagash to assist with the brew itself and, a few weeks later, Jason and Rob went there to help with their brew. The beers were fermented using a blend of New Belgium's Lactobacillus strain and the Allagash Brettanomyces strain.