The Real Standard Brewing
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A Note on This Beer
Craft Beer & Brewing’s official rating for Standard’s Apostle Saison is a 96 out of 100. This is an “Extraordinary - World Class” score from a panel of certified BJCP judges who essentially live and breathe beer!
In other words, Apostle is a BIG frickin’ deal.
And, if the score isn’t enough to raise your eyebrows, the taste almost certainly will. To craft this small-batch beauty, the brewers started with a mixed-culture Saison base and let it rest for 9 months in neutral oak on a pile of Balaton and Montmorency Sour Cherries!
Then, they bottled it up with a dose of Brettanomyces for further conditioning. That was 9 months ago, and the final result is exquisite!
As the Craft Beer & Brewing team noted when they gave Apostle near-perfect scores for aroma and flavor, this brew delights with a “rosé aroma and look; more like vinous fruit than cherry. The same subtlety expresses in the sip, with a Brett farmhouse note balanced by light white-wine grape and faint hit of stone fruit."
In fact, the only thing that’s an even bigger deal than the beer itself is the fact that Standard let us have a small 430-bottle stash to send out-of-state. Their beers normally never even leave Seattle!
*Standard Brewing is draped in Best of Craft and Washington Beer Awards!
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