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Rise Of The Burghers And The Fall Of The Feudal Lords - Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 20
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
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Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: elec on 10-26-2013

Rise of the Burghers is an herbed ale brewed with a mix of cereals and bittered with hops and horehound (also known as mountain hops, or berghopfen in Germany).
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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 20
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i would rate this crazy beer among the most interesting i have ever had, and really wish i bought a bottle to bring home and share with my homies around here. how are people not talking more about these guys, this is special stuff for sure, but all of their beer is in my experience. this is the ugliest one to look at, milky brackish wall paper colored, without a ton of head. some particulate in there too. the nose turns it right around though, oh man does it ever, a pungent herbal quality like green tea, and the unmistakably sweet flavor of dried apricots like you buy in bulk from one of those hippie grocery stores. really intense and interesting. the flavor is a lot like the nose, with the apricot thing going on again. they make no mention of the fruit, but it has to be in here right? i dont see it mentioned in any of the other reviews here, but i swear thats the dominant flavor here. i dont really know what horehound tastes like, so its hard to comment on its contribution, but there is a sort of herbal hoppiness to it, which that may account for. what i love about this also is the yeast, its funked out to the max, even a little puckery with some late acidity. almost has a good lambic quality to it, especially with the fruit. man, this is not a normal cultured brewers yeast, its something entirely its own. perhaps isolated on the farm? maybe even open fermented? it has that feel to it. overall something to behold, and the name rocks too. my favorite beer from my trip to minnesota, hands down.

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Photo of pat61
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy gold with a rapidly dissipating gold tinted white foam cap that disappears to nothing. S: Tart spicy herbal nose with light fruit, lemon, citrus. There are some other herbs in here helping out the hops aromas. T: A very tart, refreshing, lemony palate with some green apple and light fruit. The malt flavors are medium low to low. A dash of salt gives it a Gose like quality. The bitterness is very mild. F: Light, tart, tingly, refreshing, with a touch of salt. No warming, alcohol is mild. O: A very refreshing sour autumn beer. Drank one and went out and bought 2 more.

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Photo of jera1350
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazed dull golden color. Just a trace of bubbles around the edge of the glass. Lacking carbonation for sure. The smell is very herbal with sage being a major contributor. Was not expecting the Brett sourness and funk up front. Pretty damn tart indeed as I have to pucker my lips and curl my face a bit. Not a sour fan, but I do enjoy Brett when not overdone and this really toes that edge for me. To go along with the Brett are herbal notes, some earthy/grassy flavors and sour apple/grape/pear fruit. Hints of white wine and oak sprinkled in. The feel is lacking in carbonation. It appears the bottle conditioning didn't work too well in this one. Easily my least favorite from Olvalde, but mostly because this sourness isn't my thing. I think fans of the sour styles would dig this pretty well.

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Photo of morimech
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with a slim head that quickly dissipates. Just a little spotty lacing gets left behind the sip.

Interesting aroma of spearmint, tobacco, pale fruit that is a vinous quality, and something that is a little funky almost Bretty in nature.

More spicy in flavor. The use of horehound adds the spice and a bit of a woodsy flavor quality. Also reminds me a bit of a well known chewing tobacco. Notes of mint, sage, white wine, grass, and grain. A complex flavor. Much more bitter than Belgian style beers generally have.

I would of liked a little more carbonation and zip to the body. Just feels a bit lazy on the palate and does not liven the taste buds as much as it could of. Medium body and it starts to get laboring to get through the bottle.

Always quality from Olvalde Farm. But the one thing I have come to rely on from them, bottle conditioning, was ultimately the biggest letdown of this brew. Have not tasted any beer quite like this before.

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Photo of gatornation
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a 750 ml swingtop bottle

A-pored a slight hazed dark golden brown color with a nice 2 finger off white head
S-spicy first with earthy funk with herbal and fruit smells with a grain bill
T- herbal spices mixed with a hop bitterness layers of spices with cereal malts some mixed fruits
M- bitter with soft spices medium bodied
O- not sure what to call this beer but unique in taste and profile would buy this one again for sure

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Rise Of The Burghers And The Fall Of The Feudal Lords from Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company
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