Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Wicklow Wolf Locavore BA Farmhouse Ale with Brettanomyces. Beer of the Week. A Symphony of Sour Complexity. Beer of the Week.

Beer of the Week

Wicklow Wolf Locavore BA Farmhouse Ale with Brettanomyces, 7.2% ABV, 330 ml bottle, Bradleys

Wicklow Wolf Locavore BA Farmhouse Ale: A Symphony of Sour Complexity

Crack open a bottle of Wicklow Wolf's Locavore BA Farmhouse Ale, and you're greeted by a stunning golden hue, hazy yet still revealing a persistent stream of lively bubbles rising to a fluffy white head. The aroma is an enticing melange of grassy hops and wild yeast, complemented by a subtle yet intriguing funk with a whisper of sourness that promises a delightful adventure on the palate.

And that adventure sure arrives! The first sip explodes with a symphony of flavours. Refreshing tartness mingles with hints of barnyard funk, while subtle notes from the 16 months spent ageing in Chardonnay barrels peek through. Each sip reveals hidden layers of complexity, showcasing the brewer's patience and dedication to crafting an exceptional beer. The mouthfeel is crisp and dry, leaving a clean finish that invites another sip.

This 21st instalment in the Locavore series is a testament to Wicklow Wolf's commitment to local ingredients and innovative brewing techniques. The wild yeasts from their hop farm weave their magic in a truly unique and unforgettable sour farmhouse ale. Patience truly pays off, and this Spring 2024 release is a beer you can savour well into the summer (if the Irish weather cooperates, that is!).

With its exceptional quality and delightful complexity, the Wicklow Wolf Locavore Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale is Very Highly Recommended for any adventurous craft beer enthusiast. This Locavore series is all about local and the quality of the individual beers has generally been very high over the years. This, our Beer of the Week, is no exception.

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Style: Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale

IBUs: 35

Hops: Mosaic, Centennial

Malts: Pilsner, Wheat Malt, Munich Malt

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