– Sweaty horse
Cause of Flavour
Commonly imparted via fermentation by the yeast Brettanomyces. Typically unwelcome in most alcoholic beverages as it introduces a farmyard or band-aid like flavour. Brettanomyces generally a wild yeast and can end up contaminating the brewing or fermentation process.
Different strains of Brettanomyces can introduce different flavours, although the most obvious defect is the 4-ethyl phenol variant or farmyard commonly from Brettanomyces Bruxellensis.
Brett – Farmyard is desirable for some beverages – is part of their normal flavour profile and is deliberately introduced or cultured. Some wines are notable for having Brett – Farmyard.
Generally Brett – Farmyard is considered a fault and an off-flavour.
Brett – Farmyard is one of several Brettanomyces flavours we have, please contact us for more information.
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