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Brynhildr's Gift - from Olvalde Farm & Brewing Company

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

  1. Beakgeek

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

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

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

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    Also have one on the shelf, gesturing obscenely to me when I walk by it.
     
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    Hows the juniper aspect to it?
     
  6. Beakgeek

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    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.
     
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    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

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

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    From what I have been told, it sounds like Rhubarb Auroch's will be back late Summer.
     
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