Beer Brief #54 – St. Whatshername

Brewery – Pour Decisions Brewing Company, Roseville, Minnesota

Beer – St. Whatshername

Style – Belgian tripel, fermented with brettanomyces and aged in wine barrels

ABV – 9%

Color – Between straw yellow and gold with a white head

Aroma – Honey, hay, barnyard, cotton candy, white pepper, tart cherries

Flavor – Mellow sweetness, grassy, touch of lemony tartness, leather, dry white wine, herbal bitterness

Verdict – As a fan of brett beers, I have to say this brew is really enjoyable! The fact that the entire fermentation was done with brettanomyces is amazing to me as a homebrewer. It has just the right amount of funk and acidity to go with the tripel malt base, while the wine barrel aging has definitely added a noticeably crisp character to the flavor. I might have to buy another soon…

P.S. – Pour Decisions is no more! I had been a fan of this brewery since the beginning when I attended their grand opening celebration. At first glance, it would seem that this was the end for the Roseville brewery. Luckily, that’s not the case. Pour Decisions recently merged with Bent Brewstillery (who had been brewing their beer in the same brewhouse) under the Bent Brewstillery name. According to the website, Pour Decisions head brewer Kristen England will continue to be the head brewer and keep pumping out the beers from the Pour Decisions lineup along with the Bent beers. So, that means we will hopefully continue to see St. Whatshername for years to come!

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2 Responses to Beer Brief #54 – St. Whatshername

  1. Marlan Hvinden says:

    Is this brew available anywhere outside of the Twin Cities? I’m always interesting in new beers. Hope to try it soon.

    • Nick Rondeau says:

      Hi Marlan.

      As far as I know, you cannot get this outside the Twin Cities metro at this time. Where do you live? You could always plan a little road trip and get a few of the many beers that are only available in the metro…

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