Yellow Dot
House of Fermentology

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 17.85%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
From:
House of Fermentology
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  4
Gots
  1
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Blended Golden Sour aged in gin barrels with Vermont wild flower honey, lavender, elderflower and chamomile.
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22
Photo of Hyptochrons
3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017 version.

what a gorgeous looking brew. for me this was unique and tasted okay but why did i stand in line for almost an hour and pay 17$ for this? not sure. the prominent note was lactic and sour, slight funk, some floral grassy notes, good oaky presence, maybe a hint of sweetness from the honey but definitely hiding away. overall found this to be kind of one note ... maybe i just dont drink enough of these beers but i found the sour aspects to be so dominating that oak barrel and funky notes take a back seat. not to mention the adjuncts were indiscernible.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.64/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Foam Brewers aka (House of Fermentology) [side project of Foam Brewers]. They poured this into a teku. The appearance was a glossy burnt pink almost ruby red grapefruit color. One finger white foamy head seemed to have been there forever, but that’s the pleasure of a teku, yeah well. The aroma embraces the sour puckering white grape notes over fresh tart citrus rind. Sweet vanilla slides in underneath. Light woodiness. The flavor starts off sour through the prior aromas and allows that vanilla to balance nicely. Slow sour moving to sweet aftertaste. Delicate sweet leaning finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Puckering tartness hits a bit more than a fair amount of other American Wild ales that I have had. Still, that vanilla sweetness tries to blend and balance, does it? Hmmmm....not quite. Overall, I love the concept and see a ton of potential in this beer but if only a tad bit more of that vanilla came out, I'd probably rate this higher.

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Photo of jfitzbrew
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy purple amber color with half inch whitish head. Holds for a bit and then dissipates. Brett funk and lavender hit first on the nose. Very floral. A whole lot going on. Quite sour but balanced by a bit of sweet honey and gin barrel coming through. Complex yeast/wild yeast character with puckering lactic acid. Really quite nice.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a foamy head into the Foam Brewers teku glass.

Smell is very barnyard funk upfront, hint of sweetness, some nice floral notes circulating below. Right up front is a huge blast of sourness, mouth puckering. Light malts combined with some lemon flesh. Finish has a bit of an herbal like flavor with a touch of berry fruitiness. Slightly funky at times.

This was an awesome Wild Ale, Foam Brewers and House of Fermentology are some serious heavy hitters now in the beer world, despite their new entrance. I foresee them doing really great things in the future if they keep it up.

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Yellow Dot from House of Fermentology
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 22 ratings