Saison

Pale gold colored body, close to complete clarity (tiny amount of haze), with a moderate head; little to no lace.

Nose has clean Belgian yeasts and not much else. It’s good, but fairly simple.

The beer opens with a decent splash of bitterness, followed by more of those yeasts that were apparent in the nose. There’s not much funk here, and the description that sits on the can of a peppery-dry finish is a perfect one. The bitterness that opens in the beer and finishes in exactly the way described, is without doubt the feature here. The bitterness lingers in the aftertaste too, but in a satisfying manner.

It’s clean throughout, and that’s a good thing since it comes with pretty strong drinkability and a bit of a pils, noble hop character. However, that does mean that the beer can have a feeling of a lack of depth for the style, and at times it feels a touch too light. Maybe the rather moderate 5.1 ABV is adding to that issue as well.

All in all I like it, it’s competent, but it falls a little short of a rollocking saison for me. Approach this as almost a pils/saison hybrid and you’ll probably find a beer that you can drink easily, and will give you a bitter kick if you’re seeking such a thing. Look for a funky, horsey, rustic saison and you’ll not find what you are seeking.

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07/30/2022
Format:
can
ABV: 5.1 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4.0
Overall: 3.5
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