Full Review

August Schell Brewing Co.

August Schell Brewing Co.
Funk Junction Peach Wild Ale

Category: Wild Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

August Schell Brewing Co.
Funk Junction Peach Wild Ale

Category: Wild Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Murky light gold color. Fruity aromas of fresh crushed peaches and nut bread with a supple, tangy, effervescent, sweet-and-sour full body and a seamless, medium-long nectarine vinaigrette on romaine with croutons and Meyer lemon finish. A brilliant, tart and tangy wild ale with very pure peach flavor.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Crisp & Light & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: fresh crushed peaches and nut bread
Taste Flavor: nectarine vinaigrette on romaine with croutons and Meyer lemon
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Goat Cheese en Croute, Oysters Rockefeller, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brilliant, tart and tangy wild ale with very pure peach flavor.

The Producer

August Schell Brewing Co.

The Producer
1860 Schell Rd
New Ulm, MN 56073
USA
1 507-354-5528

Wild Ale

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Serve in a Snifter
Wild Ales, are top-fermenting beers that are exposed to 'wild' yeast or bacteria, typically Brettanomyces, Pediococcus or Lactobacillus. Highly sour, funky, 'rustic', and controversial flavors like lemon seeds, barnyard, and horse blanket, to name but a few, are the result of these unpredictable interactions. These beers certainly fall into the 'acquired taste' category, but despite their challenges, often make interesting and unique food and cheese pairings.