Brewery: Austin Beerworks
Style: Brett Beer (28A)
Package: 750ml Bottle
Purchased: Beer to-go!
Packaged Date: Batch 001
Consumed Date: June 10, 2020
Details From the Brewer
For one and one-half years this Einhorn lay dormant in our barrel room. Today it has been awakened and empowered with brettanomyces. It heralds it’s arrival with tangy, breaths of pineapple, lemon, and hay. It is as the Latins say Acerbus, Forti, Et Aridam
Aroma – 9/12
Yogurt and lemon citrus comes out first at a low-medium level. There’s a slight chalky sweetness as well. Medium bread dough is also present. A touch of an herbal, almost lemongrass note is also present. No alcohol detectable.
Appearance – 2/3
Pours a pale straw colored liquid. A touch of haze, but good clarity on the first pour. The dregs quickly rouse for subsequent pours. Small white bubbles make up a thin head that disappears almost immediately.
Flavor – 15/20
Lemon citrus and orange peel at a medium-low level. A moderate acidity quickly joins in. There’s a touch of sweetness with no bitterness. A low bread dough malt character. Peach notes and a green herbal flavor add some complexity. Flavors fade slowly on the finish, leaving behind some tartness.
Mouthfeel – 5/5
High carbonation hits the rough of the mouth. Low to medium bodied throughout the taste with a watery finish. A small amount of wood astringency, but a slight mouth watering character on the finish.
Overall Impression – 7/10
A nice, light brett beer. Not quite as acidic as a traditional Berlinerwiesse, but the brett character is well in line with the expected fruity notes. The barrel aging here is mostly detectable on the finish. I’m really liking the balance of flavors, but only wish it was a bit brighter.
Rating – 38/50
This is my first time trying some of the Killer Strains series from Austin Beerworks. It’s a nice twist on the normal Einhorn. I’m pretty excited to try more of these new barrel aged beers they have coming out.