As­lan­brew­ing Frances Farmer

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Mixed Fermentation Saison And Farmhouse Ale -

LOC: Belling­ham, Wash­ing­ton ABV: 6.3% | IBUS: 24 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says “A rus­tic farm­house ale aged 4 months in a French oak foeder with four va­ri­eties of Bret­tanomyces yeast. Brewed with raw wheat, Pil­sner, and Vienna malts and hops from the Al­sace re­gion of France. Notes of ripe peaches and aro­mas of sweet hay.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Slight PEZ Candy aroma with a lot of le­mon. Clean Pil­sner grainy char­ac­ter. Mod­er­ate wheat sweet­ness. Doesn’t present a strong funk like some oth­ers in the mix, more dry grain/hay and pep­pery Brett phe­nols.” Fla­vor: “Le­mon plays with polyphe­nols, but be­hind a grain­i­ness from the Pils malt and bub­blegum from the wheat. Fairly dry fin­ish with a bit of wa­ter­melon in the af­ter­taste.” Over­all: “Char­ac­ter from mixed­fer­men­ta­tion is sub­tle, hid­den be­hind the typ­i­cal Pils and wheat ex­pres­sions. Easy-drink­ing and del­i­cate, not the level of acid­ity one might ex­pect from a mixed-fer­men­ta­tion farm­house beer. More Brett char­ac­ter than acid.”

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