Made with Pale malt, a little carapils, wheat, and oats, this warm weather seasonal is dry and ever so slightly tart on the pallet. At 6.2% ABV, it’s a bit higher than your strictly traditional farmhouse. The wheat and oats makes the mouthfeel silky and light at the same time. They also bring some additional cloudiness to this unfiltered brew. The peppery-spice character develops during a fairly warm fermentation (78°F) using the Forbidden Fruit Yeast strain and not any actual spice addition to the beer. Hopped with Styrian Goldings and finished with Saaz, this beer has a noticeable hoppy dryness which makes it a fine thirst quencher which is something the original Farmhouse Ales were intended to be. These beers would be served to workers out in the fields on hot summer days as a restorative. Muse will be available in May 2009.
Open a bottle and enjoy this natural beauty while imagining yourself out in the flat fields of Belgium! Cheers!