Saison Style Ale

On-tap, Taco Mac, Marietta, GA, USA. $4+ for the 16oz pour.
Nothing special to look at – in fact it has the appearance of a macro lager. In that respect it does not reflect the style very well. I’m looking for a big, fluffy head in my Saison’s, some nice lace and some cloudiness in the body. Given the style it preports to be, I was disappointed.
Some funk in the nose but not much. Rather than funk being the predominant taste, I get a sweet Belgin fruit blend. It’s not unpleasant but it seems too light for the style and it lacks both character and body.
I’m not saying that this isn’t a decent beer to drink – it was quite refreshing and somewhat tasty, but it totally lacks any character, depth, body or presence, ESPECIALLLY when you consider the style. Summer quaffer, perhaps to be used in place of a Pils for someone who prefers something a little sweeter and less bitter/hoppy. It’s character as a genuine Saison is limited IMO.

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04/11/2008
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 6.0 %
Appearance: 2
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.23
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