Barrel Fermented Wild Ale
Nectarine Fated Farmer 2018
Our Fated Farmer Series is a landmark step toward realizing our foundational vision for Trillium: Build a place that intuitively celebrates the intersection of New England farming, agriculture, brewing and an integrated community experience. The grist of each of the dynamic Fated Farmer wild ales is set on the structure of Valley Malt and is barrel fermented in 500L puncheons with our Native New England Wild Culture and aged for 5-7 months, before refermenting on freshly harvested fruit.
Fresh nectarines sourced from Lookout Farm in nearby Natick, Massachusetts lend this rendition of Fated Farmer a refreshing, lightly handed stone fruit profile. A bright nose of citrus peel, dried apricot, stone fruit is followed by a delicate, balanced palate that dives in and out with light notes of nectarine flesh, candied orange, pink grapefruit and an intriguing funk. A low to moderate clean lactic acidity, some light tannic structure coupled with a lively carbonation provides a zippy finish.