NOTES ADDED: 07/02/21
11.2 oz L19271B 15:49:10, $4.99, Gays, Angola, IN.
Golden clear pour before the sediment. Modest, rocky head. Clean and bitter with the anticipation of dry malt. The bitter bite at the back of the tongue is pronounced, but it clears quickly. Clean as a whistle. And then the yeast notes … unyielding, constant and repetitious. The beer sets a marker.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: 02/27/05
Delicious example of the style, well balanced, easy drinking and a treat to behold.
First the pour; beautiful, hazy golden looker, with a tremendous rocky, white head (as advertised on the bottle). Super carbonation makes the beer look beautiful in my small “Mad Elf” tulip.
Smells, slightly organic (grassy, herbal), but the main attraction is a buttery, apple, alcohol smell – classic country cider in the nose. Mouthfeel is wonderful with carbonation, alcohol and body all second to none.
Yeast, fruits come through loud and clear, some tartness and coupled with an amazing warming apple/alcohol dry ending, this truly is a magnificent example of the Saison.