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Brynhildr's Gift - from Olvalde Farm & Brewing Company

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Beakgeek, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Beakgeek

    Beakgeek Aspirant (25) Minnesota May 30, 2012

    Has anyone tried it? I had some a couple of days ago and it is very tasty. It is a Farmhouse Ale.
  2. jera1350

    jera1350 Champion (925) Minnesota Dec 15, 2007

    Yep, good stuff. There are several reviews up of it too.
  3. cmannes

    cmannes Savant (475) Minnesota Mar 15, 2009 Beer Trader

    I have one sitting in the fridge, looking forward to drinking it later.
  4. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (920) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    Also have one on the shelf, gesturing obscenely to me when I walk by it.
  5. incutrav

    incutrav Savant (315) Minnesota Jan 16, 2007

    Hows the juniper aspect to it?
  6. Beakgeek

    Beakgeek Aspirant (25) Minnesota May 30, 2012

    Not as much juniper as I was expecting. There are reviews that state the Juniper was distinct, I had to try another bottle to get a hint of it.
  7. I'm excited to see this, I'll look for some on the way home tonight. I've liked everything so far from Olvalde.
  8. morimech

    morimech Champion (820) Minnesota Nov 6, 2006

    It is good and is yet another yeast driven ale from Olvalde. However it was my least favorite of their beers. Do not expect a saison and you will be happy.
  9. SteadyRolling

    SteadyRolling Zealot (75) Minnesota Jan 29, 2011

    I agree, as wide as the farmhouse/saison style is, this seemed on the fence. Still a tasty beer though!
  10. garymuchow

    garymuchow Poobah (1,015) Minnesota Aug 31, 2001 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I've not been disappointed so far and I don't anticipate that I will be with this one either. Expectations are everything, and the caveat emptor will be considered.
  11. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Yup. I liked it.

    "Just picked this brand new beer up from Zipps. Joe Pond has surely proven his brewing capabilities by now, I hope this one holds up to the standard that he's set for himself. Poured from 750ml swing top to tulip:

    Pours a deep, hazy pear/gold with a swelling soft white head. Precise lacing and moderate, consistent beading. Really a gorgeous beer to look at.

    You'll know by the nose that he wasn't stingy with the juniper. Bright juniper notes supported with big yeast, clove, banana, some nutty bits, spicy cereal malts. Lovely, fresh, complex.

    The nose gave me high hopes that the flavors surpassed. I'd have to guess that Auroch's Horn is the base beer here. It seems like the juniper really beefs up the beer. Some bitter, malty caramel are thrown into the mix. Sweet bread. Sort of a tangy finish that's hard to dissect.

    Overall, this is exactly what I was hoping for. This guy really knows how to brew great beer. I hope he does big things but, at the same time, I wish he would just keep doing his thing because he really has a knack for this."
  12. mjryan

    mjryan Advocate (550) Minnesota Dec 22, 2007

    Truly unique beers being brewed by Ovalde. The fact that the whole operation is kind of shrouded in mystery just adds to my interest in them. Hopefully we will see more Rhubarb Aurachs soon.
  13. From what I have been told, it sounds like Rhubarb Auroch's will be back late Summer.