Southampton Saison

My first serious venture into the Saison style.
First impressions are all about the appearance. A golden orange pour with a magnificent head. The head was huge, and beautifully white and rocky – a real treat.
The aroma and initial taste is a cross between cider and champagne. There’s a lot of wine like aroma too. A real apple scent is present. The beer starts with a prickly carbonation.
The classic acidity and tartness of the style is evident throughout and until the beer warmed up a little in the glass I found it a bit much. Once an ambient temperature had been reached the whole brew settles down and I enjoyed the second half of the 750 mL much more than the first half.
I suspect that this is an excellent example of the style, but this is a little wasted on me right now – more experience in the style needed! Worth investigating more.

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08/29/2004
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.50 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.88
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