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Mats Fogelvik

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I am committing to drink a different beer every day for 100 days, and document my findings. (And life is too short to drink cheap beer) Thanks, Claudia Disney for my new profile picture!


Website: http://www.fogelvik.com


Agrestic


Agrestic, by Firestone Walker Brewery. American Wild Red Ale. This is an unusual one, barrel aged and in a fancy bottle with fancy champagne style cork. I decided to pull out my big Koa wood bowl for the photo opportunity. If you expect a beer, you will be surprised. This is their Double Barrel Aged (DBA) beer aged with microbes (think yoghurt) amazing palate, very complex taste, probably really healthy! From their website: "The 2015 Batch #2 begins its journey as DBA, then transforms into Agrestic by a “chrysalis” process involving 85% French and 15% American oak barrels and our proprietary collection of microflora. To blend, we selected beer matured eight to 36 months in barrels, creating a synergistic beer. Like Batch #1, Agrestic Batch #2 signature flavors and aromas shine. Toasted oak, lemon pith, and rosewood swirl on the nose and palate, followed by an amazing harmony of vanilla, coconut, Earl Grey tea, dark cherries and spice. The finish is crisp, with a mouthwatering acidity and chewy tannins. A santé!" This particular bottle was Batch #5, bottled one year ago.