Fahrt Ins Grüne

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4.08 | pDev: 2.7%
Sep 30, 2018
Feb 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear, golden amber coloration with a small, frothy head and slightly visible carbonation. Smells of doughy malt and hoppy and estery fruits, with notes of apple, peach and tangerine, as well as some floral accents and just a hint of musty funk and tannic oak. Taste is a great balance of doughy malt and fruity and slightly spicy and floral hops and esters, with notes of tart apple and gooseberry, peach, tangerine and clove, as well as some musty, blue cheese funk and tannic oak also coming through. Finishes with a light tartness and some peach, tangerine, clove and musty funk and oak lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

The label describes this a being brewed "in the tradition of Belgian Lambic" although it's not spontaneously fermented, but with yeast gathered from the Cologne Green Belt and Pajottenland. Nevertheless it's a very enjoyable Wild Ale that kind of brings a Geuze to mind with its tart, funky, estery and woody notes, although it's perhaps a little more malty and hoppy than you would expect from a traditional Geuze, with the sweet and floral accents being just a tad much for my personal taste. There's still a very nice overall balance and depth of character to this though, making for a very enjoyable and well-rounded brew with a great carbonation as well.
Sep 30, 2018
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours an amber color, completely hazed, with a subtle white head, which dies down to a white lacing, coating the edges of the glass.

Smells of an unusual, well working funkiness, consisting of fermented grain bread, dried garden herbs and lots of cream cheese. Has a soothing rose hip and tangerine peel fruitiness, softened by straw and a lighter note of leather.

Has a light mouthfeel with a lower, yet refreshing carbonation, producing a soft, tartness accompanied finish.

Tastes of a heavier funkiness, with a good amount of blue cheese, ditectly among old herbs and moldy woodbark. This flavor composition, once established, gains more and more complexity to it, just by allowing all the flavors to carefully unfold onto the palate. This produces a peach presence, fish skin (in a good way, think bonito flakes) and a present herbal bitterness. Finishes surprisingly mellow, with less funk and more present fruits, estery yeast and a note of rubber, together with a subtle dryness from the hops.

A great interpretation of a Geuze, complex, funky, with a well integrated, hop supported fruitiness. This creates its own, strong headed house profile, which tastes very convincing.
Sep 29, 2018
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Reviewed by moose1980 from Germany

3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Described on the bottle as 'gebraut im Stile der belgischen Lambiks wurde nach 18 monatige Reifezeit im Barrique zur Nachgärung...Die wilden Hefen stammen aus dem Kölner Grüngürtel und dem belgischen Pajottenland.' Roughly translated as brewed in the style of Lambics, with secondary fermentation for 18 months in wine barrels and wild yeast from Cologne and Pajottenland regions. I'm intrigued.

Pours a hazy, light golden-orange with a dense and fluffy white head. Aromas of lemon, slightly mineral, faint musty/cheesy funk. Taste is basically the same though lacking in intensity; the sourness is there, but everything else seems a bit muted. Low carbonation. Overall, when approached as an AWA, it's a very nice beer.
Jul 10, 2017
Fahrt Ins Grüne from Braustelle
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 3 ratings