Corked and caged 375 mL bottle. A lot of visible yeast sediment in the bottle. The orange cap of the cage has U2-06:22 dot-matrixed on it.
This seems to be a relatively new beer, maybe from the middle of 2023?
A hazed orange pour – as I said there is a LOT of yeast here, and even with a careful pour a decent amounts gets into the first pour. Head is sufficient, a thin film left, lace minimal.
Nose is a lovely, fruity bread with some light funk.
The mouthfeel is where this beer begins to come into its own. There is a lovely, slightly prickly but very fine carbonation to the beer. It feels very much alive, and it adds beautifully to the experience. The tastes have a wonderful light touch. There’s some simple, lightly bitter tangerine up front. The bitterness is soft, and eases into a sweeter finish that releases more esters which (obviously) increase with warmer temperatures. Some white pepper and phenols which start getting a little into Tripel territory, even if this beer is not clean enough for that moniker. Yeast notes never let up, and pull the whole package together incredibly well. A little funkiness, even though this is most definitely not a funk based beer.
The stimulating mouthfeel feels like the key here, as it integrates a number of different elements really nicely.
In short, fantastic. Delicious, highly drinkable and beautifully constructed. If you love the attributes of beers *like* saisons, BSPAs and Tripels, this particular BSPA brings all of the best elements of those styles together. A new classic, a new favorite,