Open fermentation and oak barrel aging are employed in the production of this beer brewed in the tradition of strong ales from southern Belgium and northern France. Sold in a 750-milliliter bottle, it is priced more like a wine than a beer, and it shares some of wine’s complex characteristics. It pours slightly hazy and pale gold, with a huge yeasty aroma of pineapple and spice. The biscuity malts are light and mildly sweet, almost woody, and the wild yeasts impart a funkiness that is redolent of tart fruits like green apple, white grapes and lemons. There is also a warm spiciness of pepper and clove that balances the tartness nicely. Light- to medium-bodied with a bone dry finish and a bracing alcohol nose, this is a summer sipper to be savored.