Thursday, February 3rd 2011
BrewFarm Select Golden Lager
Dave's BrewFarm is just that, a farm that brews beer. Dave Anderson, the farmer, grows the ingredients and brews a select number of beers with the help of an on-farm wind-powered generator. BrewFarm Select is the only beer they currently can, but their Matacabras, a bottled Belgian dark ale, is also fantastic.
From the BrewFarm site:
"Full-flavored and full of character, yet smooth, crisp and easy to drink. Here's BrewFarm Select spec’s: six-row and Briess Caramel 20 malts, Cluster and Perle hops (’bout 25-30 ibu’s), 5.5% abv. Comes across as a “hoppy pils” - medium- to full-bodied, lingering bitterness, hint of malt sweetness but finishes dry. Easily sessionable."
Here we go...
Pour - very clean, light golden in appearance with a decent soapy white head on top. This certainly looks refreshing after shoveling lots of snow.
Aroma - grainy, hints of lemon or orange, some sweetness but overall a very clean and somewhat muted aroma.
Taste - first taste presents malty sweetness on the tongue and crisp, dry and refreshing finish. Like the descriptions this has some lingering bitterness along with malty sweetness. Its also got that crispness comes with the lager territory. Not a lot of aftertaste but some nice, subtle hop characteristics.
Overall - I can see why this would be "easily sessionable". Your palate won't be all that exhausted after a few of these which is a nice way to change things up. What really excites me about this beer is the opportunity to introduce a non-craft beer drinker to a very well brewed style they might enjoy. Great job Dave!
Would I buy more of it? - absolutely. I really enjoyed this beer as well as the Matacabras. If you see either one be sure to give it a shot.
Note - BrewFarm Select was first canned in October of 2009, a year after the brewery was started. You can read more about that first canning by going HERE!
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