AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (4047) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 5, 2016 [delete] [move] [convert2tick]
375ML Bottle split 2 ways. Held upright for 4 weeks before opening and enjoyed at fridge temp. Enjoyed in Hill’s stemware.
A – Gorgeous straw pale with a lot of little tiny bubbles. However, pours with just a faint head that fades quickly to almost nothing. When it did have carb, it was a pillow-like solid white bubble fest.
S – Smells fantastic, Lemon tea, lemon meringue, lime, hay, fresh cut grass, some pumpernickel pear and a bit of red-apple (sorry I don’t know the varietals).
T – Has a lot of arctic saison in it. Juicy, lots of lemonade, honey, pear, even peaches. A very small pepper note as it finishes. Tart, minor acidity. Certainly has an apple underlying essence but the yeast and grain just do so much.
M – The carb in mouthfeel is spot on. Tingly, full, crisp and very clean finish with a lingering brett funk with some leathery notes
O – Fantastic. When Shaun and Gabe get together, magic happens. This is great.