Perhaps the most decadent cheese-beer pairing ever created. The Alchemist Petit Mutant , an oak aged sour cherry beer produced by one of the best breweries in the world.. paired with Willoughby cheese WASHED in Petit Mutant, which is made by one of the best cheese makers in America. What an epic combination!
“This special edition Willoughby celebrates the work of our friends at The Alchemist Brewery and their recent limited release beer; Petit Mutant is an American Brett ale fermented entirely with Brettanomyces bruxellensis yeast. This approach lends a rustic backdrop to the beer’s bright, intensely fruity flavor – over a pound of Montmorency cherries go into the creation of each 16 ounce can. These yeasty, juicy aromas are a perfect complement to our lightly pungent and richly creamy Willoughby.”
Final Rating: 4.5/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750mL bottle into an Alchemist Arome glass. Purchased at the brewery this past weekend. Paired with Alchemist cheese washed in Petit Mutant beer.
Pour a deep maroon body with a pink fizzy head that reduces quickly to leave little lacing and no retention.
Aromas are heavy cherry, lots of berries, that’s pretty much all I get here but it’s fantastic. Definitely going to be sour by the nose.
On the tongue is a significant tartness and a TON of cherries, so much cherry, I love it. Funky yeast comes through on the follow through, finishing dry. Mouthfeel is medium light with high carbonation, very refreshing and easy to drink.
Overall a very well done beer. Tons of cherry and balanced acidity. Would be great in a barrel to add some depth and complexity.