Against the Grain Fruitis The Farmer Beescake

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 (thats crazy stuff there folks). The resulting beer is fresh, fruity and funky.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PanMarek (417) - 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. Its a bit like listen to a choir of very talented altos. Enjoyable, but no highs or lows.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3650) - 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 dont 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 beekeepers 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trolleo (1485) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdmiralVernon (1176) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
A: Deep yellow and some cloudyness with a big white head N: Orange, kumquat, white pepper T: overripe honeydew, peach, farmhouse O: Fruity and a nice barnyard to it. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (7307) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
750ml bottle [little gusher]. Cloudy, orangey golden colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting and lacing, white head. Funky, unspecific tartish fruity aroma, hints of melon, red berries, blood orange, kefir. Taste is tart, fruity, hints of melon, red berries, apricot, blood orange, kefir; prickling carbonation. Not sure if the "fresh, fruity and funky" result I found was really intended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (11949) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle @ DE meeting. Pours hazy dark yellow with a small white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, brett, light spice, honey, flowers, fruit, melon, tart fruit. Flavor is light tart, malt, grain, yeast, bretty, honey, tart fruity, little spice. Medium body, lively carbonation, light acidic finish. 211015

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2857) - NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle shared with daje, edvard and Simonsen at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014
Orange hazy, white frothy head. Smell of funk, honey, floral hops, yeast esters, quite fruity. Moderate sweet, fruity, dry, alot of brett, quite funky and musty. Moderate bitter, fruit peel tail. A superb complex saison with brett

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12482) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Gusher. Pours murky dark yellow with a small, staying, creamy white head. Aroma has wet wheat, citrus, grapefruit, lactic, slight pepper burn. Medium carbonation, full and fat mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of malts, lactic and citric acid, hay, red apple, cider, very dry, light warming finish. Lovely sour.


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