Plan Bee Farm Brewery
A Note on This Beer
USA Today called Plan Bee Farm Brewery the closest thing “to tasting a sense of New York's terroir that you can find.”
That was back in 2018, well before the brewers released today’s lavender and honey-brewed Pastelle. They wrapped this limited Wild Ale up tight with local Farmhouse flair!
Crafted with regional yeast, a gentle dose of Brett, and raw honey and lavender harvested right on Plan Bee’s farm property last year, the brew is highly aromatic and deliciously complex, with notes of sweet and tart — and it’s 100% New York. Even the oak the brewers conditioned it in came from the Hudson Valley!
Every semi-dry sip tastes like fresh insight into the region’s hay-filled barns, rolling hills, and florals. There’s no better time to get this exquisite springtime escape into your fridge than right now!
*Plan Bee’s terrier-focused creations caught the attention of Craft Beer & Brewing, who declared them a Breakout Brewer!
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Light and bring an acidic flavor that borders on citrus but turns into honey. The lavender is not an overpowering floral flavor, which is good. It tastes more like a light cider than an ale. When I tried it, I did not like it alone. For this, I give it 2 stars. However, pairing it with something light like fish or a vinaigrette salad, it alters the flavor profile, making it tolerable. For this, I’d give it 3.5 stars. Not my favorite but I was impressed by the pairing transformation.
Honey notes remind me of the honey 3F blends on the nose and front, lavender is nice and light, flowery herbal hinted finish, light funk, delish.
Classy label and wax-covered cap. It's a barn beer, all right - super funky nose, notes of hay, wild yeast, and horse's ass. Taste is lighter and more delicate than I thought it would be; the honey and lavender are there but understated. Really tasty, although for the price I can get two nearly-as-good 750s of French farmhouse ale. From France.
Very straightforward and simple. A nice beer to have on a warm day.
Light and tart
Only the second ever beer I've poured down the sink! The smell was horrible and it had barely any flavor, just tart and dry. Never again...
Crisp and tart. Very refreshing, but definitely a bit different. I enjoyed it while my tasting partner did not.
I think I had an infected bottle because it was ropey like snot and totally undrinkable. Really disappointing for $16
Not a fan
Really bad. Rancid bad. Barnyard bad
Funky, almost spoiled milk aroma, pours thick and syrupy like honey. Better after it has a chance to breath, the floral quality comes on strong at first, then settles into a sweet, subtle honey. Sticky finish clings floral, a bit heavy in its uniqueness.
Soft, cloudy, touch of sweet, barn funk, hay.
reminded me of dandelion wine
yummy farmhouse ale. lots of effervescence with just a tad of lavender
Nice light funky tartness.
Funky as all get up. Girlfriend says it’s a mix of cat pee and vomit 🐱🤮 🤷🏻♂️ Once you get past the nose, it’s beautiful. Soft and lightly tannic with notes of honeyed lavender.