Val and I went to The Referend Bier Blendery awhile back and had a few of their beers. Let’s see how it was.
Style: Berliner Weissbier
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Referend Bier Blendery practices the neglected art of waiting, of letting nature run its course, to produce a beer of depth and character inimitable through technological shortcuts or chemical interference. These beers are: 100% spontaneously fermented, no yeast cultures are added at any point in the process. Fermented and matured in oak barrels, neutral oak imparts little flavor and allows the beer to breathe. Unfiltered, Unpasteurized, Unsweetened, to sustain the beer’s natural essence. Built for posterity bottles are capable of decades of aging. Acidic and complex (not basic).”
Random: It’s nice that we have more local breweries. I don’t visit them nearly as much as I want to, but they just keep popping up. Having a sour blendery a town over is quite the luxury.
The beer poured with absolutely no head. The body was cloudy and light yellow in color. There was very little carbonation visible. The nose had notes of rubber cement and peach nectar. Lemon juice came through next with some yeast. The taste, luckily, had no rubber at all. It just had a lot of citrus juice with peach and nectarine as well. Yeast came through next. The body was thin with very light carbonation and a quick, citrusy finish. I thought this beer was alright and had some nice flavors, but the rubber note in the nose was very off-putting. I wouldn’t have this again, but glad I tried it.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0