AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
adamjackson (856) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – DEC 7, 2012
Thanks Nick for grabbing this for me at Hunger Mountain in August. $30 a bottle, 1 per person and cellared at 55F until December. Enjoyed with my girlfriend at 55 F in a snifter on her birthday.
A – Corked and capped bottle. The cork shot out too easily but thank goodness this bottle wasn’t a gusher. Poured a huge carbonation into the glass producing 4 fingers of pillowy and fluffy solid white head that faded to a single finger and sticking around. Amber orange hues with a slight murkiness. It’s a darker saison than I’m used to.
S – Smells of eggs, grapefruit peels, musky basement and burnt copper. Brown sugar and lemons as well.
T – Wow. The taste is peachy and a very nice balance of fruit juice and acidity like lemon spritz. The finish is lemons and pears with a crisp tart blossom that sticks around for far longer than you’d expect.
M – Huge carbonation. Every sip reveals an explosion of foam and bubbles and the body is medium and dry, tart, fruity and crisp like sparkling wine.
O – This is truly an extraordinary beer. It’s a perfect example of a classic saison with just the right amount of funk. What a fantastic beer. Simply incredible.