Fair Isle Isabelle

Fair Isle Brewing
Seattle, WA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Release: Limited Rotating (vintaged)
ABV: 8.6%

From the brewer

Last October we received 400lbs of Syrah grape must from DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, which seemed destined to become the centerpiece of a co-ferment. Starting with a blend of oak-aged farmhouse ales combined with the aromatic Syrah, primary fermentation took place in oak and was further aged for six months in puncheons.

Average Scores

Overall: 92 (logged 1 time)
Bottle: 92 (logged 1 time)

Who's been drinking this

Batch no. 1 release
This was a super interesting beer, and I was at the collaboration winery so it was a natural choice. This is syrah-dominant -- basically it's wine, but lightened by the beer and given a moderate effervescence. The overall effect is a red champagne, airy but still dry and tannic, hints of raspberry. Felt perfect for a Valentine's dinner.