When Val picked this up for me, we didn’t get SweetWater distribution. That has since changed, but I’ve only had a few beers from them. When I saw that this was a Brett beer with peaches, I knew I had to try it.
Style: American Wild Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The perfect balance of three distinct divergences. Allowed to initially flower with Belgian ale yeast, The Pit & The Pendulum was then incarcerated with Brett and freshly pureed peaches to intensify the trifecta of its persona. Enjoy fresh, but also a good one for the cellar, as the Brett continues to contemplate its environment.”
Random: My one cat (Citra) keeps jumping on the couch to the window and back down. And no, he hasn’t had any catnip.
This beer poured with a huge, fluffy, four finger head. It was cream-colored and dissipated quickly, leaving behind no lacing on the glass. The body was bright-yellow and moderate carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of citrus up front with sweet orange flesh and peach flesh. I didn’t pick up any brett on the nose. There was slight amounts of hay. The taste was also not very tart. The brett just dried out the beer. There was a lot of fresh peach flesh and then a yeasty note, but it quickly goes into orange segments. It had an oak characteristic, but I don’t believe it was oak aged. The booze was really hidden. It had a medium thick body with lots of carbonation. The finish was lengthy and dry with peach. A corked and caged bottle of this was $14.99, which broke down to $.60 per ounce, which was on the more expensive side, but absolutely worth it. This was just a wonderful beer for a warm day.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0