Lovely lemon colored, clouded pour with a dense head. Excellent retention and some lace. Looks classically well-made.
Nose offers a dry funky note, as expected, simple and requisite with the style. That has the potential to sound trivial, but as we know, ids far from guaranteed.
The initial tastes are surpringsly bitter. There’s a nice does of floral hops too. I was expecting the bitterness to back off a bit as the funky notes cut in, but if I’m honest they didn’t. The funk element lingers, but bitterness kept coming and coming. I was very surprised at how bitter the beer was. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, BUT in the end in blind tasting I might have categorized this as a slightly funky Belgian IPA. If you think of this beer in that light, I think you’ll enjoy it. If you’re seeking a classic, Belgian Saison, well, IMO that’s not really here, it’s more a hybrid. Orval comes to mind, and that can’t be a bad thing. I’m not saying this is that, but it’s certainly reminiscent.
Nice mouthfeel that is typical of De La Senne, with a creamy, fine-bubbled effect which makes for very easy drinking.
Plenty of taste here and lots of depth of flavor, just perhaps not exactly what you might be expecting.