Travlr (26268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Draft at the source. Slightly hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma is floral, earthy haystacks and light funk. Taste is softly sour citrus on a dusty barnyard background. Very tasty. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
750ml growler acquired from deyholla. Rolling right along through these generous treats from D. Pours a deeper amber orange hue, a decent haziness, darker middle with some harvest grainy glow on the edges. Sizable creamy whitish head atop is larger, dissipates a bit but remains a firmer sizable layer with solid layer atop, nice solid lacing. Aromas are fruity and funky, bready malts meet pear, apple and some jabs of banana. A gentle tartness, juicy pineapple and horseblanket meet more fruity ester, dust, pineapple juice and cobwebs. Nice, fresh, a bit more time let’s some of that sweetness die off and display a nicer funk profile overall. Initial is a bit spritzy and tart, citric and gentle bitterness meet pineapple tart appeal. Some lactic jabs, grapefruit and lactic acidity bite a bit more. Subtle estery fruit falls behind, not as ppotent as the nose. A bit bready, cereal with some fun funky elements. More punchy lactic and citric appeal, decent sour kick leads the charge. Backend is a bit of mineral, more citrus, kiwi and tart grapes. The sourness here seems to outpassion (as we say in footy) the brett influence in the grand scheme of flavor and flow but it still compliments well enough. Tart, green grapes, some bitterness, a bit more cobweb and funk elements in the back and finish, dust and subtle horseblanket, faint cheesecloth as we roll out. That funk shows a bit more character as it warms, but still the punchy sour/tart green front end runs the show. A more fruity, bretty nose leads to a lighter, dry and sour front end and light enough beer that shows some bretty complexity into the back. A fun sessioner that takes you through a nice experience. Tasty. drpimento (3798) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Good though not too complex. Lemony tart fairly easy drinking. Good body. Appearance is ok. Provided by The Beckster, thanks man! radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Stine supplied the 750 ml mason jar howler which had been hidden in a thick blanket of bubblewrap padding in his awesomely sized box. I know it literally says "750 ml of beer" on its back, but it looks like those precious cotton ball containers you find in primary care physicians’ offices. And they’re small, obvs. badgerben (5349) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2015
The pour is a casual strawed yellow; it at one point had a shown a white monstrous head, but quickly fizzed away like most champaign yeast ciders often will (not saying that this is referring to Tri Ferm’s style).
Immediately whiffed wheat grain, damp newspaper, sweat, dry active yeast, and granny smith skins.
Very similar flavor: unmistakable wheat, damp paper/newspaper/pulp, sweat, and granny smith cores and skins. The dry active yeast character has been busily substituted with lactobacillus and an unclear farmhouse ale yeast blast from beyond.
I’m impressed: easily drinkable with inoffensive flavors. That’s really all I’ve ever wanted. It’s not bad, just kinda basic. Nothing wrong with that.
Hazy gold color with no head. Lightly funky aroma. Flavor has hints of lemon and barn. Some dusty wheat. Dey finish, but gives a sweet impression.
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Tap at Fair State on many occasions. Hazy gold pour with white head. Sour nose with slight wheat. Somewhat fruity but I don’t know what it is. Sour but not painfully so. Subtle and drinkable. One of the best fair state beers so far. BVery (11390) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Tap at the taproom. Hazy light orange pour with a white head. Pineapple, funk, nice sour note. Excellent! Bacterial (3060) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Hazy golden yellow pour. Really nice nose, slightly funky, pineapple, lemon. Nice tartness, but lots of other stuff going on too - really nice. JK (6332) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2016 Fair State. Yellow color. This is good. I do pick up the wheat. I am not getting the brett and that is ok. Lightly tart, some sour grapefruit and peach, mild acidic bite. Sour but not very much of that. I get lacto in the finish. Very good. jackl (8446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2015
review of the Halltertau version. Hops are more pronounced in this version. Same hazy appearance, not quite as sour, and less yeast character. So, more hops and less sour. good.
Keg @ Fair State. Hazy slight gold with a small white head. Lovely nose. Some dried marshmallow. Lemon slices. Earthy. Barnyard. Dried driftwood. Brett. Taste is nicely balanced. Lemon and wheaty funk. Some yogurt. Light body. Effervescent. Bright and easy to drink. Lovely.