May 23, 2016

Bruery Terreux Humulus Terreux

In late 2015, The Bruery created an off-shoot brand to “focus solely on farmhouse-style ales fermented with wild yeasts as well as oak-aged sour ales.” I encountered my first of these newly branded beers back in March of this year. Humulus Terreux, a 6.3% ABV wild ale, is brewed with Brettanomyces and will available every six months featuring a different hop variety.

I’m not entirely sure which hop variety is showcased in this particular release — I’m assuming it’s Motueka since six months haven’t passed yes — but, to tell the truth, any hop used is going to be overwhelmed by the massive amount of funk fond in this brew’s straw colored depths. I mean, Humulus Terreux is F.U.N.K.Y. The Brettanomyces within this beer creates a strong earthy, barnyard character and a drying finish.

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I first opened up this wild ale, but I can tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed the brew once it had a chance to open up. This dynamic, funky beer has a soft herbal hop note that sits lightly within the wild yeast traits. I could drink a good amount of this beer when it’s released again this Summer.