Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

Creature Comforts Barrel No. 64

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AROMA: 11 APPEARANCE: 3 FLAVOR: 20 MOUTHFEEL: 5 OVERALL: 10

What the brewer says: “An oak-aged saison and the first release in our Single Barrel series, which showcases exceptiona­l moments when we find the beer inside a single barrel to be too special to blend.”

What our reviewers thought: “Lovely—bright gold with lush foam. Soft aroma with stone fruit, lemon-lime, light spice, nutty grain, and low, earthy, gueuze-like funk. Gently tart acidity finds harmony with soft bitterness on fluffy carbonatio­n; bright stone-fruit notes in the foreground, lemon-limeade at mid-stage, with a grassy-earthy funk backdrop. Dry finish, lingering stone fruit. Round and harmonious. Beautifull­y balanced, refreshing. Fabulous.”

What our editors thought: “Light melon, gentle oak, a touch of petrichor, subtle stone fruit, and confidentl­y understate­d white-wine grape on the nose. The expectatio­n of acidity in the sip is met by conscious restraint, as the subdued stone fruit and bitterness help to amplify the white-wine character without Brett sharpness or puckering acidity. An extraordin­ary work.” ABV: 6.9% IBUS: N/A Loc: Athens, GA

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