Lagunitas just made it to GA a few weeks ago, but this was NOT one that made it from California just yet. Received as part of Blue Max BIF (48) from BigLove. 22 oz bomber.
In terms of the style this is not a typical Saison and it is appropriate that it was poured into the Duvel tulip because this is somewhat reminiscent of that great beer, and it drinks much more like a spicy Belgian Pale or Wit than a Saison.
Fantastic clarity and color. A deep golden body (really beautiful), a big head, some lacing and some nice spotty cream left on the surface. Good carbonation. A slight viscosity associated with the pour too.
Smooth, easy drinking with some yeasty bitterness. The yeast taste is pronounced despite this being a filtered offering. The alcohol content seems well above 6.6% ABV (on label) and feels much more like 7.70 ABV (on the BA database).
Creamy finish with spice notes. Good drinkability.
An interesting beer that seems to cross several boundaries, but anyway you look at it, it’s a nice brew. Good late summer/fall drink.