Crane Brewing Company
A Note on This Beer
Google turns up two definitions for “Grisette.” One is “a 17th Century French working-class woman who often wore gray.” The other is a refreshing, Saison-like Farmhouse Ale originating in the mining regions of France and Belgium.
Guess which one we have for you today? That's right, it's a 1600s era gray-clad... wait, no, it's the beer! Today’s Minette Grisette comes from the brewery Forbes and Wine Magazine praised for their exemplary Sour skills.
Flexing the very brewing prowess that earned them that praise, Crane Brewing aged Minette in oak barrels, then bottle conditioned it on Brettanomyces. The brew beckons with melon, tangerine, and white wine aromas. On the tongue, each sip swirls with refreshing flavors of stone fruit and clementine, some Bretty barnyard funk, and a whisper of oak.
Now, the original Grisette style was served as an end-of-day delight for folks who spent all day working in mines. Though you don’t have to spend hours toiling away underground to enjoy today’s lightly tangy 8% ABV rendition — Minette is sure to quench after any kind day!
But, that’s only if you get in on our less than 30 case stash!
Men’s Journal calls Crane Brewing’s creations the Best Beer in Missouri!
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Great barrel aged sour flavor. Very pleasant.
Tart and sour. Really great flavor.
Very nice sour
Tart and delicious
Wow it’s tart. Not really my thing but was worth trying for the experience.
This is an excellent farmhouse ale! Brings to mind a couple places in the NW... Alesong and Propolis. Won't replace IPAs as my fave, but darn tasty! Right amount of funk! (Read: not TOO much).
Sparkling wine, budget champagne, bulk bubbly. Granny smith apple, the skin. Sweet tarts. Hint, latex. The damp and musty, the cold and rusty, the dark and dusty.
Delicious. The sour smell was a bit intimidating, but I think aging in oak barrels mellowed the bite out a bit. Still a bit of tartness, with a very pleasant blend of stone fruit, melon and grapes. Big fan