Logsdon Peche ‘n Brett

Brewery: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 10%
Style: Farmhouse Saison – Fruit
Other Notes: Oak aged organic ale brewed with peaches

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Our seasonal oak aged organic peach beer is brewed with local Oregon fruit. Peche ‘n Brett is brewed and refermented with the peaches in our Seizoen Bretta. One and a half pound of peaches are added to each gallon of Bretta to produce a secondary fermentation resulting in complex peach aroma and flavor, hop balance and subtle malt character, followed up with brettanomyces and oak derived fruity dryness. Final refermentation with pear juice provides natural carbonation with added aromas and flavors in the bottle. Enjoy in a proper glass.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.55
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 750ml yellow waxed bottle with a best before date of March 2022. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and eventually settles to thin cap while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Peach, peach creamsicle, oak, light funk and notes of brett and lemon zest.
Taste: Lightly tart, peach, brett, funk, hay and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The 10% abv was well hidden and the aroma and flavours were enjoyable and well balanced.

Side Project Terroir Project: Chambourcin

Brewery: Side Project Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Missouri wild ale with wine grapes aged in oak.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle, 2017 vintage, poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear dark ruby red colour with a thin pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Light tartness, red wine grapes, vinous, funky, hay, oak, with notes of mixed berry sweetness.
Taste: Light sour and tartness, vinous, red wine grapes, light funk, oak, with notes of cherry and mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice complex aroma and flavours. It was more vinous than expected, but the aroma especially was really good and everything was just really balanced.

Side Project Balaton

Brewery: Side Project Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 5%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Blend #2

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Missouri wild ale aged with Michigan cherries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.48
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 375ml bottle, blend #2, poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A dark maroon almost cola colour, with a half finger pinkish tanned head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet dessert, cherry pie, cherry, almond, berry yoghurt, caramel.
Taste: Sweet, sour and tart, cherry, almond, caramel, cinnamon, oak, with acidic notes especially on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Absolutely wonderful aroma, and while taste was enjoyable, it wasn’t as amazing as the aroma.

Side Project Blanc de Blancs

Brewery: Side Project Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 10%
Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Other Notes: Blend #2

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale fermented in wine barrels with California chardonnay grapes.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle, blend #2, poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, lightly tart, vinous, white grape, oak, honey, with light funky notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, vinous, white wine grapes, honey, oak, funk, with notes of sharp acidity but not overly so.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Solid beer with nice aromas and flavours with abv completely hidden.

Oud Beersel Lambic Infused with Hibiscus Flower

Brewery: Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.8%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 3.1L bag-in-box

Brewer Description: (from box) Lambic infused with hibiscus flower.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 3.1L bag-in-box with a best before date of 30th October 2021, poured into a Bokke tasting glass.
Appearance: A hazy amber reddish orange colour with a minimal white head that disappeared almost immediately and no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, funk, green apple, oak, with light notes of hibiscus tea.
Taste: Sour, tart, funk, leather, sour redcurrant, fruity vinegar, apple, grapefruit, and slight herbal notes with hibiscus tea.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: The lambic base was fine itself, but the hibiscus wasn’t really showing itself as strongly as I would have liked in both aroma and flavours.