Ngongo by TheBruery Terreux

Rating: 5/5

Ngongo by TheBruery Terreux is a 7.2% Saison Farmhouse Ale

We teamed with our friends at New Zealand-based Garage Project for this refreshing oak foeder-aged saison as part of our Foeders with Friends series. Called Ngongo (the Maori word for “nectar” and “honey”), this saison features lemon balm, chamomile and New Zealand wildflower honey, plus California wildflower honey for bottle conditioning

Funky, fruity, farmhouse and citrusy goodness

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Bouffon collaboration by Bruery Terreux and Jester King

Rating: 4.5/5

Bouffon collaboration by Bruery Terreux and Jester King is a 5.3% ABV American Wild Wit Ale brewed with spices and aged in oak foedre.

Description:
This tart, witty release kicks off our Foeders with Friends collaboration series. Our good friends at Jester King came to town to brew a sour wit ale with spices to christen one of our new-to-us foeders at Bruery Terreux. We designed a recipe with bitter orange peel and coriander and set it to ferment and age with our mixed house culture and Bavarian wit yeast in the designated foeder for four months. Using the Jester King house culture for bottle conditioning, Bouffon features some of the classic notes you’d look for in a wit, including banana, pear, vanilla, bubblegum, white pepper, lemon and a signature yeast profile. It also shines with the wild character from its cultures and collaborators at Jester King and Bruery Terreux.

Review:
Funky, fresh, smooth, fresh and tart…. Very nice indeed!

Frucht: Yumberry by The Bruery Terreux

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Frucht: Yumberry by The Bruery Terreux is 4.7% ABV Berliner Weisse aged in an oak foeder with Yumberries

Label:
Fruity – Funky – Racy

Description:
We’re totally Frucht around here. In fact, we may just be filled to the brim, with excitement, that is. Our threshold is 250 BBLs, to be more precise. That’s the total capacity of each oak foeder at Bruery Terreux. One is dedicated exclusively to Frucht, our series of fruited Berliner Weisse-style beers. Known for a tart flavor profile and traditionally low ABV, our German-style wheat beer gains even more funky notes and natural earthy-woodiness from its fermentation in the large oak foeder vessel.

Each installment in the series will feature a new fruit, or Frucht, if we’re Sprechen sie Deutsch. This installment has yumberries added, which is our first time flirting with this funky fruit. Prost!

==Introduction==

Obtained this one via the Reserve Society. This one is part of a series of fruit based sours. While I am somewhat picky about which sours I bring to the site, I did find this one fascinating as it has yumberries. Yumberries go by many names like Chinese Strawberries or Japanese Bayberries for example as these are a set of exotic fruits. While personally I have not tried these, just by seeing them makes me want to get some. A unique choice for a sour for sure and one that we will have to see if it is worth trying. Let’s take a look, cheers!

Aromas:
Strawberries, citrus honey blossom, watermelon, honey, kiwi notes, funky oak, vanilla, sour apples, peppercorn notes, hibiscus, pomegranates, Cranberries, blueberries, tart blackberries, Yumberries, raspberries, wine grapes, oranges and dragon fruit.

Flavors:
Pomegranates, Cranberries, blueberries, tart blackberries, Yumberries, Raspberries, Lychee, lemon peel, strawberries, citrus, wine grapes, dragon fruit, grapefruit peels, citrus peel, mango peel, farmhouse hay, banana hints, peppercorn, hibiscus, lavender, tart guava, stone fruit apricots, wheat bread, sourdough bread hints, citrus honey blossom, watermelon, honey, kiwi notes, funky oak, vanilla, sour apples, papaya, kumquats, tomato hints, and coriander hints.

Aftertaste:
Finish super dry with notes of dark and stone fruits, tart berries, flowers, oak, vanilla hints and lemon peel. No alcohol in the taste, clear rosey golden light body, crisp, refreshing and effervescent mouthfeel with a moderate to sipping drinkability.

Overall:
A very good tart sour. Yumberries are something that you don’t see in beer and for the Bruery to make something awesome like this goes without words. A very unique sour for sure and with special exotic fruits. They once made a Durian beer but I am not sure how that would fare. However, it is safe that this one is a must try and definitely recommended for the sour lovers.

Anime Corner:
Nana from Megaman X Command Mission was choses in this pairing as a I wanted to pair with the colors of the beer and beer label. Rose sweet and sour. While she is not a playable character in the series and mainly stands by at HQ while the other teams are on missions, she sits there like the brew that sat for months in Oak and Yumberries to become something awesome.

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Stochasticity Project HiFi+Lofi Mixtape by Stone Brewing

IMAG8169Rating: 4/5

Stochasticity Project HiFi+Lofi Mixtape by Stone Brewing is an 8.8% American Pale Ale with half aged in Oak Foudres.

Label:
STOCHASTICITY
STO-KAESTI-CITY
There is no happenstance or coincidence. Dumb luck is a fallacy and randomness a commonly accepted mistruth. Much of what seemingly falls into place and seems so natural is a result of Stochasticity, a concept embraced and exalted by this special and unpredictable series of beers, where exotic notions, ingredients and ideas coalesce at an interesting and often unexpected endpoint.

Fresh and Vintage tracks combine for the perfect liquid playlist.

Even before the science of beer was fully understood, those seeking to present the finest iteration of an ale had their wys of ensuring flavors and textures that were a cut above. In Britain, pub owners kept ‘stock ales’ on hand, beers that had been left to mature in vats or oak barrels. During this aging period, the beers would mellow and occasionally, develop a twinge of tartness. These publicans were unaware of the oxidative or microbilolicigal reasons for such changes, but found that blending some of their stock ales with fresh beers – which dented to be overly bitter and smoky – made ideal quaffs for their patrons. For this beer, we have taken a page from this tale of British pub life and blended a stock ale aged more than three months in oak foudres (large wooden fermentation vessels more commonly used by vintners) with a fresh version of that beer to create perfect harmony spanning end to end on the taste specctrum

Malt Varieties
Pale 2-Row, English Pale, Mild Ale, Briess & Amber

Hop Varieties
Apollo, UK Target & Williamette

Aged in
Oak Foudres

==Introduction==

Obtained this one at my local beer shop and this one is sold in many of the craft beer shops that sell Stone beers. This one will see national distribution. This beer used to be available on tap only and it was something Stone finally decided to release. Good for them as they have so many beers that never see the public tastes buds. So let’s take a sip of this and we rewind the tape as we go along. Cheers!

Aromas:
Rich butterscotch, caramel, biscuit bread, orange zest, waffle cone, toasted bread, black tea hints, earthy hops, grapefruit hints, pecan pie notes, brown sugar and hints of hazelnut.

Flavors:
Rich biscuit bread, caramel, rye bread, toffee, honey, grassy, piney, grassy, grapefruit, and earthy hops, butterscotch, citrus, orange, oak, waffle cone, toasted bread, black tea, almond butter, marzipan, hazelnut, pecan pie hints and marshmallow.

Aftertaste:
Lot of biscuit bread, citrus, caramel, pecan pie, hazelnut, oak, toffee, grapefruit and earthy notes. No alcohol in the taste, creamy, crisp and moderate mouthfeel, easy to moderate to drinkability and golden brown body.

Overall:
A very good beer almost reminding me of a pub ale with some added complexity. At a moderate drinkability, there is much that can be said as it is complex but palatte subtle enough to not overwhelm the palatte. Taking its time as coats the mouth with different types of complexities all at once. Something that is worth a try and might be a step up for light drinkers.

Anime Corner:
T-elos and Kos-Mos from Xenosaga were used in this pairing as I wanted to do a twin pairing but also match up the colors of the beer. The older and darker barrel-aged side which is represented by T-elos and the lighter alcohol and brand new Kos-mos. They pretty much compliment each other that they represent this beer as a unit of the blends. The mix. The colors also represent some of the flavors as well.

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