The fall season is quickly approaching with September beginning tomorrow, and I’m here to talk about a delicious seasonal from Funkwerks. Available now where Funkwerks’ beer is sold, the brewery’s fall ale is known as the Solenna Belgian-Style Ale and it’s a refreshing way to prepare for the colder months.

Led by a smooth presentation or taste, the Solenna is a wonderfully mild and light Belgian that is easy on the palate. This fall seasonal has a high level of drinkability and will be something you can enjoy several times over the course of a meal.

Solenna has some fruity notes that lean more towards a citrus angle, but they end up revealing to be a characteristic of its Germany hops. Apple is a fruit you’ll detect and its really quite a subtle note that comes across. Don’t expect big, gaudy apple when you taste the Solenna, as it is very understated, but provides a nice compliment to the overall palate.

Other segments of Solenna’s palate will be a slight spice, that’s quickly joined by the apple notes. This spice is a product of the Brettanomyces ingredient and goes hand-in-hand with the apple quite nicely.

Some beer drinkers might discover the cinnamon to be an apparent character in the Solenna, but I felt like the spice and apple notes came across much more clearly. Fresh-cut grass is a note that I found most apparent in the nose of the Solenna compared to the palate.

Some quick facts about the beer are it is served in 4-packs of 11.2 fluid ounce bottles and it sports a 6.3 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). You can check out other seasonal ales that Funkwerks has over at their site.

When I step back and take a look at the Solenna, I see a very drinkable, refreshing and well-balanced Belgian-Style Ale that is a must-have during the fall season. Stick around here at We Write Things for more hoppy insights regarding the craft brewing industry.

About Steve Ruygrok

Gaming, Spirits, and Craft Beer enthusiast. If you say you don’t like beer, then you just haven’t had the right type yet. Great spirits keep away the bad ones. Video games are kind of amazing, just do it…or something like that. Contact me at [email protected]

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