From this thread to catch up. This was the first beer I brewed with and ECY culture, Bugfarm 5.
So a bit of a brag/trip report/update on this beer, specifically the Bugfarm batch. First of all I bottled the Bugfarm Golden Sour on 7/9/12, it finished at 1.006 and I bottled it up in some of the thick Vinnie 375ml bottles. This beer turned out amazing, all due to the yeast blend, its a big beer but the alcohol bite I was getting months ago is gone. Beer pours with a thin white head that dissipates almost immediately, its a bit hazy with a golden color and a nice amount of tiny bubbles streaming up the glass. Aroma is straight peaches with bit of lactic aromas. Tart up front, almost sweet tart like, with a smooth moderate body then finishes dry, kind of winey. I'm very happy with this beer.
Here it is in the glass.
Now to the brag. My homebrew club had Al Buck as a guest to speak, pour his farmhouse ale (100% Brett Nanus) which was extremely good, and sell some ECY at my LHBS Barry's Homebrew in Philadelphia (a 3 block walk from my house). Besides being able to pick up 2 vials, Bugfarm 6 and Saison Brasserie, I brought the Bugfarm Golden Sour for everyone to try including Al.
So I poured Al and a few other brewers a tasting glass, it was really cool to have him try the beer and give me his thoughts. I explained the recipe and how fermentation went a little bit as he took a whiff and a sip of the beer. He said something along the lines of "I dont even remember what was in Bugfarm 5 at this point". But as he drank the beer he started to remember based on the flavor profile. A few things he said was that he was surprised how full the body of the beer was with it being so dry, he asked if I used any fruit bc he was picking up Mangos, peaches etc, I said no and then he remember he used Brett Custersianus in blend 5 which is why everyone was picking up on that, he also mentioned it was a bit winey. But overall it looked like he enjoyed it, as did everyone else at the meeting, I got alot of good compliments so it was worth tearing through a 6 pack of the beer. The rest will get laid down for a while.