Against the Grain Fruitis The Farmer Beescake

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Another Funked Up Belgian style saison finished with Brettanomyces. The grain bill includes Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts. The addition of spelt provides a crisp, dry finish and 60# of honey gives it a complex sweetness and lighter body. We fermented with a Belgian Saison yeast and then tucked this away for 6 months in steel wine barrels where we added the juice of hundreds of pounds of cantaloupe and honeydew melons. Then inoculated the barrels with a wild yeast, Brettanomyces Bruxenellenis to eat the extra melon sugar and produce funky flavors. If that is not interesting enough we bottle and keg conditioned (naturally carbonated) the entire batch using only yeast, more honey and melon juice (that’s crazy stuff there folks). The resulting beer is fresh, fruity and funky.

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3.5
melush (4486) - SPAIN - OCT 6, 2017
75cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d'Uixo, Spain Golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, wheat, fruits, brett, citrus. Taste is malt, peach, brett, citrus, spices, yeast. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

3.5
Boutip (6498) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a nice foamy head. Aroma of floral honey with subtle melon notes is pleasant. Taste is a mix of floral honey mix with some strong melon notes. Body is average with good carbonation. Hard for me to say I like it since I am not a big fan of melon but base beer seems to have lots of potential.

3.8
rejtable (2819) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2017
Pours clear melon. Nose is melon, grapefruit. Flavours of melon, some grapefruit, tart. Tasete medium bitter, light sweet. Medium body with lively carbonation.

3.7
Lubiere (14131) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light cloves, banana esters, light watermelon, light Brett, very nice. In mouth, a nice fruity malt with light watermelon, light Brett, curacao, very nice and complex.

3.6
davidezdonz (572) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2017
A 750ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date that I could see. A slow gusher when opened. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a settled thin layer and sparse lacing. Aromas of light peppery spice, hints of mustiness, some tropical peach and orange juice with an interesting melon-y honeydew and cantaloupe in the background. Tastes of quite sweet honey, cantaloupe, honeydew, blood orange with hints of funk and pepper spice. Medium to light bodied with moderate prickly carbonation. Overall this was nice and interestingly different with the melon aroma and flavours. It’s actually great for summers, but I would have preferred it in a small bottle as it is quite sweet.

3.5
PanMarek (462) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Hazy, reddish golden pour with lots of thick, fine white foam. Definite musty Brett notes in the nose with some spice and fruity sweetness. There is also a rich malty streak that maybe brings out the honey. Smooth on the tongue, medium body with moderate fizz and some dryness in the end. Lots of fruit flavors turn the finish a little sour and give the body some weight and slick texture. The malt profile has depth, but is not too strong. It compliments the overall flavor profile well – there are a lot of flavors here (fruit, honey, a touch of citrus, pepper) but none are especially strong. It’s a bit like listen to a choir of very talented altos. Enjoyable, but no highs or lows.

3.6
Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2016
750 ml bottle
Picked up from the brewery I found this hiding in the back of the fridge and decided it had been long enough. It might have been slightly too long based on the surge of foam that initially gushed out. If by some chance you happen to sitting on a bottle or two don’t wait any longer.

Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy mandarin body eventually appears once the dense head settles down. Lemons, wheat, and honey smell like a barn converted into a beekeeper’s hut. White pepper and light spices add another level of pleasure.

Flavor / Palate - Active carbonation bubbles over the tongue. Honey, wheat, and an earthy bitterness connive to scour the palate clean. A sweet finish shines as Against the Grain takes the style in a new direction.

3.7
Trolleo (1718) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2016
Clear orange color, big white head. Biscuit and yeast aroma. Lots of fruits and bitterness. Sour fruit finish, orange/lemon zest and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation, well balanced. Really nice brew. //0.75l bottle, thanks veceo!

3.8
veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - MAY 22, 2016
Cloudy orange color, big creamy white head. Huge melon aroma, brett, malt, lots of fruitiness, flowers. Taste is similar, melon and brett, malts, citrus notes, yeast, some spiciness. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Excellent stuff.

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3.8
azzie (822) - Pula, CROATIA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle 0,75l from Zapopent beer shop in Ljubljana. Cloudy dirty orange liquid. Smell of emmentaller cheese, spices, maybe a hint of melon. Cloves in taste, fruit sourness, fruits. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice.

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