Foamers Folly x Fuggles & Warlock – Unicorn Blanket Wild Farmhouse Ale


Foamers Folly x Fuggles & Warlock – Unicorn Blanket Wild Farmhouse Ale Review

On New Year’s Eve, we enjoyed a beer that may or may not be available on the market at this point. As we noted about a year ago, the beer was officially released at a Foamers’ Folly event in January 2019. It was clear the brewery was proud of the collaboration with Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, and it turns out they had every reason to feel that way.

Unicorn Blanket was described in Foamers’ press release as being “fermented using 100% Brettanomyces and blended with Sauvignon Blanc grape must.” Tasting more or less blindly (not reading the label or web-based tasting notes until after recording our impressions below), we did not actually know about the grape must at first but definitely noticed the vinous, white-wine-like nose and flavour. We’re not really white wine drinkers, but we loved the way that aspect complemented this refreshing brew.

The beer’s unusual name is no doubt a play on the term “horse blanket”, a phrase often used to describe one of the characteristic flavours of Belgian farmhouse ales (it took a while for that reference to click in). For us however, this recipe was less about extreme funkiness and more about showcasing some pleasantly flavourful esters.

For a high-ABV beer, it did not taste at all alcoholic to us; it was very drinkable. The brew has depth but is quite accessible; it would probably be more enjoyable than the average beer in this style for an entry-level drinker.

Unicorn Blanket is a wine-reminiscent beer in a wine-sized bottle that will appeal to a lot of craft beer lovers, if they can still get their hands on it. Even if you can’t find this beer, it’s a good indicator of what Foamers is capable of.

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About This Beverage

  • Colour: Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Above average head/retention
  • Carbonation: Well Carbonated
  • Clarity: Cloudy
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Definitely Drinkable
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Malt Characteristics: Light, Biscuity/Bready
  • Hop Characteristics: Herbal
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Bubblegum, Earthy/Funky, Vinous like white wine
  • Palate: Full Bodied, Juicy, Tart, Astringent or Puckering (Tannins)


For people that are not fans of Belgian farmhouse beers because of the ‘non-beer’ flavours, this would be a great entry beer despite the ABV.


  • Pleasant flavour but still a fair amount going on, still some depth
  • More enjoyable than average for this style for an entry level drinker
  • High ABV beer that does not at all taste alcoholic


Not actually as barnyardy or horse-blankety as you’d expect from the beer’s name. Not sure that’s actually a con.

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