Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Barrel fermented wild ale. Adjunct – Apricots
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.
Bottled in March of 2019 and enjoying an extended period of bottle conditioning, Fater Farmer: Apricot presents a bright, light straw color in the glass. Pretty aromas of peach mist, apricot preserves, lemongrass, and a kiss of pineapple weave in and out across the palate. Medium-bodied and highly refreshing, this wild ale finishes with structured acidity.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7
Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled on 28th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw golden colour, with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Tart, apricot, funky notes, with a touch of pineapple.
Taste: Sour, tart, apricot, light funk, with slightly boozy notes coming through.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with prickly high carbonation.
Overall: Sourness is a bit intense and carbonation too high, to fully easily enjoy.