Kopstootje (Frequencies Series Release)
Upright Brewing Company

Kopstootje (Frequencies Series Release)Kopstootje (Frequencies Series Release)
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Style:
French Bière de Garde
ABV:
7%
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Kopstootje (Frequencies Series Release)Kopstootje (Frequencies Series Release)
Notes: Kopstootje is a beer we've done draft only on occasion since 2011, beginning as a collaboration project with Jacob Grier. He approached us with the idea of producing a beer formulated to pair with the Dutch national spirit, genever, and we put together a unique recipe starting with a biere de garde but incorporating many grains and spices commonly found in genever. This release is the first time the beer has been bottled, but it also differs from previous batches in that it's aged entirely in local vermouth barrels, lending a wonderful floral aroma while oak tannin and light fruit notes of rose and strawberry land on the palate. The spices in the beer have softened over the aging process, making for an elegant profile that still shows an edge with pleasant acidity and a very dry finish.
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you, Brent.

A mildly hazy orange with an off white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is outrageous. Funky as hell with citrus, spice , ginger and vermouth. Palate is tart, vinous, bright,, with mild tannins. Rose and strawberry notes are present. The spice blend really pairs beautifully with the citrusy vermouth notes, especially on the palate. Medium-light in body, moderately carbonated, this beer has a long with with vermouth, some funk and citrus. Excellent stuff.

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Kopstootje (Frequencies Series Release) from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2 ratings