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Judge's Review: 93 Rating - Table Terroir by Area Two Experimental Brewing

October, 2019
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
36 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Table Terroir by Area Two Experimental Brewing is a Wild Table Beer and is being evaluated as a Mixed-Fermentation Wild Beer (category 28B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beers are sour or funky beers fermented with non-Saccharomyces microbes and can be of any base style. Table Beer is a historical catch-all term for low alcohol, typically malt-focused beers for general consumption around mealtime (Table Beers are not a style recognized by the BJCP). Table Terroir is brewed with all local ingredients and is fermented with yeast found in the brewery’s hop yard.

Table Terrior pours golden in color, hazy, with a very quickly fading white head. The aroma is moderately earthy with peppery phenolics and hints of peach and pear esters. The body is medium-light with a light toasty malt and delicate pear esters; a light tartness and hints of funky barnyard and hay compliment the malt and esters. The beer finishes lightly lactic sourness with light barnyard flavors and a hint of pear.

This is a very pleasant, easy-to-drink wild beer with a funkiness that is not overdone. Seek this one out, even if you are not big on wild and funky beers!