04-07-20 // Hopfenjünger-Hef big bottle sharing 2020. 2016 version. Thanks Raf for the bottle. Lovely. Dry, a lot of funk, a slight grape sweetness. Very wineous. Light fizzy carbonation.
Sampled during the Wine + Bokke event . This one was paired with a ' Cinque campi Terbianc 2017, Italian , 100% Terbianc ' wine ( white, natural wine ) . The idea was to showcase the similarities between wine and beer in 4 set, this set was about minerality. The beer apparently was OK before, but really started to shine with some age on it, and is now officialy of Bokke-level goodness ;) . The beer pours unclear, peachy amberblonde. Smell is very , very funky. Fruity, tad mineral indeed, oranges, white grapes. Taste is sharp, tart, very fruity, oranges, citrussy. Dry mouthfeel, medium carbo, medium full bodied. Much better to me than the wijngaard versions I had before.
Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is heavy vinous, oak, white grapes and dry funk. Flavour is moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Sampled at Wild Festival Groningen. Hazy golden with white head. Nice deep funk, soft white grapes, oak, sour wheat. It has lovely funk and some nice grapes but the grapes are not too strong. Medium sour, light sweet and bitter. Solid medium bodied with sparkly carbonation and dry tannic finish. Cool.
Wild festival. Hazy pale golden with no head, looks flat. Sour grapes, stone fruit, fruity and nettly. Moderate sweet and over medium sour. Medium body and soft fizzy carbonation.
Another extraordinary Bokke fruited lambic. Tons of grape being added to a pretty sour base lambic. Wood, funk, and grape. Little bit of wine, that can be from the fruit, the barrels, or both. Very flavourful and juicy.