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815. Deciduous Brewing Aggregation

Deciduous Brewing AggregationI have been really enjoying the variety of low ABV and very flavorful beers being introduced by many breweries which includes several gose style beers. Aggregation from Deciduous may be the lowest ABV gose so far at only 2.4% ABV.

Love the clean pale yellow of this beer with only a small halo of a head, pretty typical of the gose style. Aroms is a great mix of spice and lemon. Taste is slightly tart with more lemon than coriander and very little salt coming through.

A super easy drinking beer that you can enjoy any time of day and also have more than one without having to worry about driving home. Really excellent beer and looking forward to trying Cumulation their gose at 4.5% ABV. 
Flavorful and low ABV
Alcohol Content: 2.4% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Deciduous Brewing (Facebook page)
Brewers Description: Our interpretation of a Table Gose. Brewed with acidulated malts, 60% white wheat, fresh coriander from Stock & Spice in Portsmouth, NH, and sea salt varieties from Salt Cellar in Portsmouth, NH. Think a gentle lemonade made with Moroccan preserved lemons.

706. Beara Irish Brewing Pale Ale

Beara Irish Brewery Pale AleI often review beers from new breweries as soon as they are released. This often results in reviews that include comments like; “it is difficult brewing on a new system”, “I think (insert brewers name) beers will improve as he/she dials things in”, etc. This has been proven true on subsequent visits to new breweries where I find the overall quality has improved and the beer I thought was OK months prior is now much better.

Beara Irish Brewing is a very new brewery that opened in Portsmouth. I tried some of Michael’s homebrews prior to him opening and was impressed with the beer. I found a bottle of the Irish Pale Ale in Top Shelf Brews in Hampton and grabbed it. I mentioned to Michael that I had a bottle and he told me there may be carbonation problems with the beer as it was his his batch on the new system. When I opened it the beer was in fact nearly flat. If you have ever tried a flat beer you know this messes with almost every aspect of the beer; the aroma is almost gone, taste is muted and the entire beer suffers.

I checked into the beer on Untappd and noted that it was flat. Almost immediately I received a message from Michael saying he would replace the beer with a newer batch when I stopped by the brewery next. While my first official beer from Beara Irish Brewing was a disappointment Michael’s willingness to make things right and his attention to sites like Untappd and other social media outlets tells me he cares about the quality of his beers, the brewery and the people drinking his beer.

I will certainly give this one another shot when it comes around again and will update this review accordingly. In the meantime if you find yourself in Portsmouth, make your way out to Beara Irish Brewing and say hi to Michael.
Cons: Flat
Alcohol Content: ??% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Beara Irish Brewing
Brewers Description: Irish malt base with Munich/Vienna/etc. grain additions. We use three different hops during the boil and dry hop with Citra. Aroma and taste are great. IPA style but why not substitute “Irish” for “India” on the label to honor the core of this brew!

420. Hill Farmstead Brewery Juicy

Hill Farmstead JuicyI did not make it out to the brewery for this release but fortunately had someone pick me up a bottle when they were out. This is a 375 ml bottle which was way too small for such a good beer.

This beer was aged in wine barrels and that is very apparent in the aroma. Plenty of wine characteristics in the aroma as well as a bit of funk and citrus. Taste has lots of complexity with a fair amount of hops, some funkiness from the brett and a bit of white wine from the barrel aging. Lots going on within this one and it is a solid combination of flavors. Really enjoyable and wish this was the typical 750 ml bottle and not just the small bottle.  
Very complex flavor
Cons: Small bottle
Alcohol Content: 7.4% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Hill Farmstead
Brewers Description: Crafted with American and European malts, American and New Zealand hops and conditioned with our resident microflora in barrels that once held Mimosa. 7.4% abv. Zero ICUs.