Sudwerk Brewing Fünke Hop Farm
Sudwerk Brewing Fünke Hop Farm is a Sour Saison dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Citra and Simcoe hops, 6.5% ABV. This bottle is Batch No. 2. according to the Rare Beer Club website: …brewed with oats and wheat, and fermented out with two strains of saison yeast. It spends about six to nine months in an assortment of barrels—Petite Sirah, Grenache, Chardonnay—while being fermented with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and a house yeast culture from the brewery’s in-house solera system… These various treatments are then blended with an all-Brett beer that’s barrel-aged separately.
This is a cloudy beer, the color of grapefruit with some mild orange hues. Slight bits of white yeast floating about in my glass. Wonderful lightly citrus notes of grapefruit, lemon and orange. Mildly funky/sour aroma overall… looking forward to the taste. Lactobacillus hits the palate first with it’s classic tartness, the more earthy/funky brett takes over after the initial sour. Tremendous amounts of tropical fruit notes of lime, passion fruit, mango and some big grapefruit. Hints of peach and melon on the finish and dry oak wine barrel. Fantastic, complex, yet approachable. This is one amazing beer
I got this bottle via my generous boss and the great work beer clear out of 2015. I had no idea what this actually was when I grabbed one, just thought to looked interesting. I’m feeling a bit guilty for picking up such a rare bottle of beer.