Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Feral Vinifera (9.8%)

This is my first experience of Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks beer and it has blown me away.
A blend of beer aged in French Oak and American Oak casks, and fermented with a range of locally grown wine grapes, this is a deeply satisfying experience.
There’s a soft woody mown lawns and apricot aroma, fresh and light and fruity, and then taking a mouthful you find a delightfully gentle caramel, honeycomb and bran biscuit malt, a lick of green and fresh pithy herbal leaves from the hops and a delicious earthy fungal yeast hit.
And then there’s the damp oak fug and green grape skin pithiness that dries the palate with winey tannins that leaves you with a super dry gooseberry finish.

Source: Otter’s Tears

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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