Surly Brew­ing Misan­thrope

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

LOC: Brook­lyn Cen­ter, Min­nesota ABV: 6.8% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“This Bel­gian-style sai­son is aged in oak white-wine bar­rels with Brett. Golden in color, it has notes of trop­i­cal fruit wrapped in an oaky horse blan­ket. It is best served cool and en­joyed alone or with a tol­er­ated com­pan­ion.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dried cher­ries, cur­rants, spicy peach and melon, pineap­ple, sweet es­ters, and oak. Pep­pery and clove phe­nols and some spicy al­co­hol. Bready malt and a touch of bready crust be­hind that. Slightly acidic.” Fla­vor: “Straw­berry, rasp­berry, le­mon, bit­ter raisins, slight green ap­ple/pear. Un­der­ly­ing spicy/pep­per phe­nols. Tart and funky. Low sweet­ness with mod­er­ate acid­ity. Some barn­yard funk. Mild acid­ity. Woody hops.” Over­all: “Nicely bal­anced and very drink­able. A fruity, spicy, slightly tart farm­housey type beer. Sweet and smooth, en­joy­able, sat­is­fy­ing. This is a nice Oud Brun, ex­cept it is pale!”

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