Well here it is, the final beer of the 2015 Barrel Society lineup. The year sure went quick, so quick that I didn’t even get a chance to try this one Bruntil recently.
Beer Name: Kahlo
Brewer: Night Shift Brewing Company
Style: Wild Ale
Description: Release notes described this as a 100% Brett fermented ale, aged in oak barrels with blackberries.
Pour Info: On tap at the brewery, filled in a flute glass.
Appearance: Poured a pink/amber brown body with a foamy, off-white head.
Smell: Definitely smell the oak influence, mixed with a slight tartness.
Taste: Like most of these beers, it had a very complex flavor profile. The beer starts out with a slightly fruity blueberry and Brett-influenced tartness. It then turns oaky, with a champagne/white wine dryness. As the beer warms, the blueberries come out just a bit more, but the dry oak remained the defining character of this beer.
Mouthfeel: Slightly bubbly and medium bodied. Fits the style and tastes well.
Hype Factor: The last few beers in the 2015 lineup had been among my favorites, so I was curious to see how they would end things.
Overall: A good beer, but not my favorite of the year’s lineup. The oak and overall dryness aren’t really my ideal combo. Curious to see how this one does with some age on it.