A farmhouse ale made in an industrial Melbourne suburb might sound like a contradiction but, if the farmhands of Belgian were drinking anything like Force of Nature, we’d wager they wouldn’t mind. Indeed, if this is what they were drinking in Belgian farms more than a century ago, it sounds far more appealing than the life of someone on an Australian farm work visa.
Like many of Future Mountain's releases, Force Of Nature is an ever-changing beast. Built upon a mixture of Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces yeasts cobbled together in Future Mountain’s lab, any fans of Brettanomyces-laced saisons will likely find what they're after in Force of Nature. There’s a subtlety that allows the Brett's lighter, more fruit-driven side to shine through: with a mix of lemon, orange zest and pear, it’s almost like a vibrant young pinot gris, underpinned by the appealing, drying hay like funk and the lightest touch of blue cheese.
- Brett Saison