Sauerteig (German for sourdough), made from rye flour, is the pre-fermented starter used in the baking of traditional German sourdough breads.
Hoppy? – No
I think this is my second farmhouse ale I have tried so far and it is definitely outstanding, I think that this really is a excellent pairing of two local company’s to create a delicious beer.
This beer pours a dark cloudy yellow color with a very thin layer of white head that dissipates quickly and quite a bit of a nice floral and spicy aroma too. It is definitely a very inviting style of beer and with a bit of a sweet touch to the flavor can be a nice refreshing clean ale without all the bitterness and extreme flavors. I get cloves up front on the first sip and as it kind of mingles in your mouth you get some peppery and floral flavors too. All these flavors are quite forward but subtle, not really overpowering in any way with a sweeter finish to it and it has a slight funk to it leaning to the sour end of the spectrum and it really balances with the sweetness and works well.
I really enjoy this beer, and could definitely see it being something I would love to have in the summer time, it is very refreshing with citrusy and floral notes and no bitterness. I would definitely recommend this to people who are interested in trying some different beer styles because it’s not quite as sweet as a lambic and it has a slight funk to it so it would be a great starting point to venture further into the funky world of bugs and yeast.
I would definitely buy this again!