Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Barrel fermented wild ale. Hops – Aged Hops. Malts – Valley Pilsner and Valley Wheat. Adjunct – Black Currants
Brewer Description: (from website) Our Fated Farmer Series is a landmark step toward realizing our foundational vision for Trillium: Build a place that intuitively celebrates the intersection of New England farming, agriculture, brewing, and integrated community experience. The grist of each of the dynamic Fated Farmer wild ales is set on the structure of Valley Malt and is barrel fermented in 500L puncheons with our Native New England Wild Culture and aged for 5-7 months, before refermenting on freshly harvested fruit.
Fated Farmer: Black Currant pours a deep plum color and wastes no time in presenting it’s complex, vinous bouquet of aromas. Notes of bold, structured red wine, blackberry preserves, and red grape are the highlights, with underlying earthiness in the background. Dry and slightly tannic, Fated Farmer: Black Currant finishes with vibrant, mouthwatering acidity.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2
Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled on 2nd May 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A maroon burgundy colour, with a one finger purple head, that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Oak, black currant, and Ribena.
Taste: Lightly tart, black currant, Ribena, mixed berries, oak, with a spicy acidic back end.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking and enjoyable. It’s like alcoholic carbonated Ribena, which totally works for me.