Well….I suck. I haven’t blogged in ages, now, I’ve drank…oh yes I’ve drank. But I haven’t written a blog in ages. Thankfully, I do a really good job taking pictures (usually) and sending myself a few notes so I don’t “lose” everything.
Pretty special beer here as it’s the first beer of my new “Beer Club” that I’ve joined. The local Whole Foods has a club and they select some special beers…#awesome. So, my plan is to not only drink these (duh) but also to share the info they send me as well as my thoughts. With that:
Presentation: Absolutely beautiful beer, really it’s almost got a champagne color to it. Poured very nicely with a good foam that was very light and crisp. The smell was ridiculous with tons of floral and citrus tones.
Style: Farmhouse Ale
Brewery: The Commons Brewery
ABV: 5.3% (easy drinking)
IBU: ~30 much more sweet than bitter
Method: 24oz bomber glass
Overall taste: This was a wonderful beer. I’m not really a huge farmhouse guy but damn this was good. I mentioned above it was almost like a champagne, it was even a little dry. Very light and floral with just enough citrus to keep the IBU low with just a shade of bitterness at the end.
Recommended drinking location: This for me, is an outside beer by definition. I drank this while on the BBQ…only problem with it really was that I pounded it…woops
Ideal consumption amount: Probably two of these would be the most you could do…not because of the ABV but because it will just fill you up.
Similar Beers: Dead ringer for Goose Island Sofie, but even a little bit better in my mind (high praise) as the Urban Farmhouse just tasted fresher and more “farm to table” if you will