Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Dave's BrewFarm BF Funk #1
BrewFarm Funk 1. 5.8% ABV.
I had this one a few months ago, but growlers were not available then. Now, here we are! At the time of purchasing this (two days ago), we were already up to BFF III. BFF II was gone in a quickness, back in June, I was told.
Appearance: active carbonation, deep reddish coloring, clear, with a smallish off-white head, accompanied by a multitude of bubbling bubbles.
Aromatics: cherry, currants, and a healthy dose of tart.
Taste: Big, bracing sour attack at the front, with brisk carbonation. Medium-bodied, easy to drink. Ripe fruit. Tart attack grows mellow in time. Fresh and refreshing. Beautiful. If memory serves, I had about three of these in a row when it was available at the LaBrewaTory. Just delicious.
I feel like revisiting the notes provided by Farmer Dave. "A happy "accident." --Pils, Smoked, Cara Aroma, Victory and Caramel 20 malts, Columbus, Nugget, Northern Brewer, and Cascade hops, fermented with a kolsch yeast that acquired some "friends" along the way, which resulted in a nice, light souring of the beer. Flemish Red in character." Nice. And light. And lovely.
It is a nice souring. What was this supposed to be, I wonder? Well, no matter, I like the way this happy accident turned out.