October 13, 2013 by 250 Beers
My 675th unique beer was Can’t Fight The Funk from Brewcult. It’s a 6.2% ‘Farmhouse IPA’.
It was the first time I’d tried a beer in this style. Admittedly, the IPA part of the style had me excited from the get-go but to rope in a contrasting type of beer (farmhouse/saison) intrigued me a lot.
There aren’t many saisons in my unique beer tally. Only a handful appear in the previous 674 so I’m not saison savvy enough to be critical about the farmhouse element of this latest brew from Hendo. What I can say is that it works and it works well.
I’m a firm believer that most types or styles of beer have a time and a place to be consumed. I’d had a shit week at work last week and, combined with this gorgeous spring weather we’re experiencing at the moment, ensured that I struggled to cool down all day last Friday. I then had the pleasure of dealing with a miserable mini 250 Beer (the youngest one) after work (I’d been to work not him). It was the perfect storm. I had one thing in mind and that was to hurry the children along through their evening routine and get them tucked up in bed so that I could crack open a beer.
On the nose there were soft banana aromas along with some citrus. Perhaps mandarin. The surprising factor was the presence of a sweet sherbet smell.
In terms of taste, well, those fun and fruity Centennial, Citra and Columbus hops are there for all to embrace and will appease the hop lovers yet there is a distinct wheaty funk that just about overpowers any hop bitterness. There was also a lingering dry sweetness on the back of my palate which I enjoyed. It provided a great aftertaste for quite some time.
This beer is weirdly strange but not odd and nowhere near as bizarre as Acid Freaks! I imagine this beer wouldn’t be to everybody’s liking. That’s just fine. It means more for me.