Review: Atypical Brewery & Barrelworks Edith Farmhouse Table Beer

Back last July I went to Minot, ND for the first time since 2019, back in the before-COVID days that we all miss dearly. Like visiting any city, big or small, the first thing on my list is to visit the local brewery(ies) and Atypical Brewery & Barrelworks is pretty much my first stop whenever I'm Minot.. well, right after I settle in and picked up snacks and other beer for the hotel room or RV.

This time around, I see a beer on tap called Edith, a Farmhouse-style Table Beer. All I could think was "wait a minute.. are they trying to copy Hill Farmstead?!" as I already reviewed a beer by HF called Edith, though a dark Farmhouse Ale. 

This tiny beer was named after our tiny, furry friend Edith. Traditional table beer was served to the whole family at meals & its low ABV reflected this. Brewed on the farm, a wild fermentation made the beer funky, dry, & crisp. Share one with us, you're all family!

While at the brewery, my good friend Amanda came by from Bismarck and she told me she knew Edith the Pomeranian quite well!

Appearance: Cloudy with a lemon body to it, moderate amount of snow white head on top - pretty fizzy at that, diminishes rather quickly, leaving behind only small pools of bubbles on the top of the beer. Light amount of sediment at the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: Citrusy (lemon) presence with a bit of a funkiness to it, notes of saddle, straw, grass, slightly acidic and tart. Pretty smooth and light so far

Taste: Mildly tart, very carbonated to the palate, notes of lemon, a hint to moderate amount of funk to it, notes of bubble gum, a bit of straw. Moderately dry for mouthfeel and a lemon/straw tartness for aftertaste.

Overall Thoughts: Incredibly smooth though quite carbonated. At only 3.2% it hits just like a 5-something% ale. There really needs to be more sessionable beers like this. Not as tart/funky as when I had it at the brewery but it aged pretty decently in six months. More Atypical reviews coming soon.. hopefully. 

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