Field House Brewing – Pinot Noir Brut IPA

Field House Pinot Noir Brut IPA Review

Overview

Field House Brewing – Pinot Noir Brut IPA Review

Field House Brewing has looked to the wine industry for inspiration in two ways for this limited release brew. First, this is a Brut beer which can mean a few things. In its pure form, brut is an enzyme reaction that is used in the process of making a dry, high carbonation champagne. In its simplest form it can mean that the beer is both dry and highly carbonated. From the label of this beer it is not clear which variety we are working with here. The second wine-inspired trait for this beer is that it uses pinot noir grape juice in the recipe for added flavour.

Pouring the beer it is golden with a light ruby-like hue from the pinot noir juice. The beer has a decent amount of head that settles leaving light lacing on the sides of the glass. From here, the aroma kicks off with notes of mango, citrus, lemon and floral character. A bit of dank funk joins the mix without a clear source as there is no wild yeast used here.

Tasting the Pinot Noir Brut IPA, the beer is quite dry off the start with a bubbly texture and mellow bitterness. The Mango and citrus notes come through in spades from citra and mosaic hops while the grape juice adds another layer to the beer. Despite the dry start, the grape gives a richness and sweetness to the beer that lingers leaving a subtle grape juice flavour behind.

Field House Pinot Noir Brut IPA Review

  • Appearance
  • Aroma
  • Palate
  • Flavour
  • Overall Enjoyment
3.9

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Amber
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: One is enough
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Juicy Malt
  • Hop Characteristics: Moderately Hoppy, Fruity
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Fruit Flavouring: Berries etc
  • Palate: Bubbly/Lively

Summary

A effervescent and unique blend of wine and beer inspiration.

Pros

Creative and enjoyable while bending style traditions

Cons

Grape juice has a lingering sweetness. Not a lot of bitterness for an IPA.

Field House Pinot Noir Brut IPA Review
Tags: brut, Field House, ipa

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