Brynhildr's Gift - from Olvalde Farm & Brewing Company

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

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  1. Beakgeek

    Beakgeek Initiate (0) May 30, 2012 Minnesota

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

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,150) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

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

    cmannes Disciple (383) Mar 15, 2009 Minnesota
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    I have one sitting in the fridge, looking forward to drinking it later.
  4. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,756) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Also have one on the shelf, gesturing obscenely to me when I walk by it.
  5. incutrav

    incutrav Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    Hows the juniper aspect to it?
  6. Beakgeek

    Beakgeek Initiate (0) May 30, 2012 Minnesota

    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.
  7. blackdog1101

    blackdog1101 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2009 Minnesota

    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

    morimech Poo-Bah (3,122) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    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.
  9. SteadyRolling

    SteadyRolling Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2011 Minnesota

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

    garymuchow Poo-Bah (2,894) Aug 31, 2001 Minnesota
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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.
  11. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    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

    mjryan Zealot (581) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    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.
  13. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

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