Saison du Rosier

375 mL bottle, corked & caged. Tavour purchase.

Lemon colored, lightly hazed body with a decent white head. The fades quickly, and is fizzy rather than anything else.

Nose offers plenty of acidity, and not much else.

Yeah, this isn’t really a saison. It’s way too sour to fit snuggly into that category, and it isn’t even that tart. However, it IS the acidic and the tart that overrides any type of funk. When I say ‘override the funk’, I mean there is none. Anyway, some light citrus fruit, a nice mouthfeel, and a non-offensive beer. If this had been labeled as a Wild Ale, I would be less angry, as it is …

Honey? Nope. Oaked? Yes, a little, and that’s the tart element that is way too big for a “saison”.

It’s mildly acidic on the palate, and drinks easily enough, but as a saison it fails. As a mild sour or wild beer I think it would be fine, but I’m annoyed when labels don’t match contents. Disappointing, and in the end absolutely nothing more than the umpteenth overpriced, underperforming, Tavour purchase.

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05/04/2022
Brewery:
Cellador Ales
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.0
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.0
Overall: 3.0
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