Tonight’s selection is another beer from Bruery Terreux. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American Wild Ale
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “American wild ale generally refers to beers brewed in America using yeast or bacteria in addition to Saccharomyces cerevisiae for fermentation. Such beers may be similar to traditional beers such as Lambic and Oud bruin, and are typically fermented using a strain of brettanomyces for part or all of the fermentation. The use of brettanomyces can result in a ‘funky’ flavor profile. Examples include Jolly Pumpkin Perseguidor, Avery 15 and Brabant, Ommegang Ommegeddon. Individual styles can vary from ‘light or dark, hoppy or malty, strong or sessionable, barrel-aged or not’. They often have ‘sour notes as well as barnyard, Band-Aid, animal or earthy characteristics’. Some varieties included ‘mild fruits, such as apricots, to balance the acidity and sourness’. These brews have been said to attract both ‘hardcore beer fans and serious wine lovers’.”
Random: When we were out in California last year, we stopped at Bruery Terreux. It was right after Black Tuesday was released and it was totally empty, but I did get to try a lot of Black Tuesday variants.
This beer poured with a quarter finger of white head that dissipated at a moderate pace and left a small crown on top of the body. There was no lacing left on the glass. The body was slightly cloudy and bright yellow in color with moderate carbonation. The nose had some white vinegar tartness along with some white grapes as well. There was a small amount of nectarines as well. The taste had a generous amount of tartness from the vinegar along with a lot of lemon juice. There was some warm oak and vanilla too. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with tartness and oak. I thought this was an outstanding beer and highly recommend it.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0