Nose: spices. Tannic and woody – wood tannins abound. Cut wood, planks, old wooden houses, dried brush. Black fruit skins – plums and grapes with a sweet bitterness. Red apple skins. Must and musk. Ginger root still covered in dirt.
Palate: medium weight and mouthfeel. Crisp brown fall leaves, wood, and twigs in the finish. Leather and more wood in the back. Dark fruit stones contribute dry woody nuttiness while the dark fruits contribute tannins and tartness – grape and plum. Red apples underneath. Yum. A bit simple but quite tasty and truly reminiscent of the seasons. Flavor lingers longest top middle of tongue. Nothing in the breath. Woodiness of acres of orchards, crisp and dry with brush, leaves, twigs.
Final Thoughts: at first I wasn’t sure, but the more I quaffed the more I, well, got it. Not a beer for everybody to be sure because the essence of nature, the changing of seasons, spices, and whatnot are full force but for me at least it worked.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)