Barley Johns Sour Brunette

Brewed by Barley Johns Brew Pub
New Brighton, Minnesota USA
8.2% Sour/Wild Ale | 8 Ratings | 50 IBU |
This special edition take on our Wild Brunette has a very limited availability. We brewed only 70 gallons of our standard recipe for Wild Brunette and pumped it into our special new fermenter outside, where we’re experimenting with wild beers. And what better beer to experiment with wild yeasts than a beer that already has “wild” in its name? People have been asking for it for years, and finally it is here! We pitched a strain of French Saison yeast along with some Brett yeast for primary fermentation. After it simmered down, it sat outside for a total of three weeks where it picked up some of Minnesota’s own Biota, which soured the beer in ways only it could. Belgian beers have been fermented this way for centuries. It is time to see what Minnesota’s biology can do to Minnesota-brewed beer! Malts Used: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Aromatic, Wild Rice Hops Used: Warrior, Willamette Yeast: French Saison, Brettanomyces bruxellensis, Minnesota Biota

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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