Folk Costume 2
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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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4.24 | pDev: 5.19%
Wunderkammer Bier
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Notes: Farro ale fermented with mixed culture. Aged in a foudre with rose hips and hibiscus.
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Reviews by bobv:
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bobv from Vermont

4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

375 ml. bottle.
Brewed January 11, 2019.
Moderate pour yields an almost two inch, creamy white head over a hazy, light golden body with sticky lacing. Nose of sexy funk; seriously. After warming a tad, the funk backs off slightly in deference to a bit of rose hips and hibiscus. Amazing! Taste mirrors nose and then some. Slightly sour, with the hibiscus and rose hips coming together wonderfully. I'm sure the yarrow plays an important role in this, but I've never chewed on Yarrow before!?! All ingredients work so well together. Exquisite feel and overall, this is the best Wunderkammer Bier offering I've ever had.
Cheers to Vasilios for raising the bar!!!

Jul 13, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i like how subtle the rose hips and hibiscus are in this, its there, but its subservient to the floral and aromatic mixed fermentation profile, similar in that regard to other beers from these guys, and equally well refined. this seems a little less complex and evolved overall to me though, than some of the others, a quicker, fresher sort of fermentation, still funky and a little wild, with modest citric acidity, but without the dense okay richness a lot of them have had, and without the sort of infinite dryness i have gotten used to in some of them. the hibiscus doesnt color this at all, and the rose hips had a tang of there own, almost a cranberry fruitiness there, some lemon and lime from the bacterial side too, and a little bit of a white wine element at the finish. its refreshing, but its also kind of malty in a dry cereal and porridge density sort of way, nothing crystal or caramel in here, but some pretty protein heavy grains for such a light beer. thankfully the carbonation is big, and the finish is fast, this remains somehow refreshing. i dont think its quite as compelling as the best of their beers i have had to date, but its further proof that these guys are doing something special, especially in these saison and wild beer styles. this is neat for the summer time, and bring some unique perspective to familiar ingredients. nicely done!

Aug 10, 2019
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Beerbom from California

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 22, 2019
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GreenMind from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 14, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud
Large pillowy foamy head medium retention thick lacing, hazy orange apricot colour

Nose nice juicy tart fruit, plenty of stone fruit, apricot peach juicy with mild tart, good bready funk, good farmhouse saison funk and phenol ester notes, but pretty much no hibiscus or rose

Taste more of the farmhouse funk, good Belgian saison funk, spicy phenols, little herbal leafy, into fruity esters with nice stone fruit, tart, little lemony citrus and light acidity, good funk, dry grainy finish with spicy acidic finish, dry slight flemmy acidic finish, very light floral rose/hibiscus notes

Mouth is med to lighter bod, bright foamy carb, almost over carbonated, fair acidity

Overall pretty tasty, good saison, nice fruit, but hibiscus and rose is almost nothing

Aug 03, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle of this at Hill Farmstead and split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thick white head that fades to leave sticky lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Big aromas of earthy grains and funky farmhouse yeast. Light lemon as well, great esters, however I don't really get any hibiscus or rose hips.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of slightly sweet barnyard funk. Great funky citrus, nice light tart hibiscus and flashes of rose hips. Good lingering barnyard notes.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, crisp, clean.

O - Overall this was a solid enough saison though I wish the rose and hibiscus were more prominent.

Serving Type: bottle

Aug 03, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, almost like a Hill IPA, with a tall active white foam settling in fits and starts to a persistent lumpy blanket. Actually, I poured this into a small glass, so even though it was a small bottle, I had a second pour, which was intensely hazy, fully opaque maize to tan, like a straight Veil IPA lol. Wild!

Ultra fluffy and airy on the palate, the carbonation expands the medium body quite wide, delivering notes of mildly spicy brett with hints of apples and citrus. The nose has a mild floral hint, but nothing that really stands out.

This is just a very clean drinking, nicely dry finishing tip of the cap to old world saison--quite delicate and infinitely quaffable. Something like this deserves to be in a magnum and shared on the dinner table.

It's times like these I really wish I lived in Vermont.

Mar 28, 2020
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doremite from Vermont

4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 22, 2019
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 16, 2019
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 02, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle, brewed 01.11.19, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a hazy and cloudy orange color, golden hues with a big foamy white head, about two fingers tall with excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is quite nice, very floral with the rose hips and hibiscus leaping from the glass, more modest funk, light musty oak, pale grain and a touch of peppery yeast. The flavors are good, soft floral bouquet, the rose hips are strong, modest hibiscus and a light peppery yeast, vinous oak, delicate funk on a bed of pale dough with a nice mineral water quality. The mouthfeel is decent, a bit of a thinner and waterier medium body that struggles to coat and finishes a bit weakly with a lightly tart bite.

Verdict: A nice saison from Wunderkammer. The rose hips and hibiscus really bring out the floral qualities of this beer and the oak puncheon adds some nice complexities and allows the funk to become quite expressive. I

Oct 28, 2019
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 03, 2019
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edthehead from New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 25, 2019
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