This is one of several new beers produced by Alvinne in the last few months. (So new I couldn’t even get a picture of the bottle, as you can see!)
And it is a slight departure from the normal offerings, with the focus being on barrel-aging and fruit additions. This beer is pretty much a Belgian Tripel at heart, but Alvinne don’t do normal.
It has a pleasant sweet and grainy malt body, with ripe fruit sweetness as well. The rye no doubt exaggerates the spicy prickle from the yeast. There is a little tartness as well, like green apples with a hint of grass or hay.
The farmhouse yeast adds the barnyard funk as well, which is easily noticeable but not necessarily the dominant feature of the beer. There is a lot going on in this beer, though it all seems to work together after a few sips.
The beer finishes quite dry, with a little spicy prickle and lingering funky bitterness.