Saison Sarrazin - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at DDC.
Slightly cloudy golden in colour, with a small white head that stays for a long time.
Very light aroma, both in intensity and character. Light fruit, a bit of spice, wheat and bubblegum.
Taste contains wheat, with a bubblegum flavour. Some of what I am tasting is probably the buckwheat, but I can't place that flavour specifically. Spices are present, with a touch of yeast, but not much. I would like a bit more of a yeast flavour, but it is tasty.
Medium bodied, low carbonation. Bready. Rather refreshing.
Overall, a pretty good saison.
Serving type: on-tap
09-01-2013 12:59:58 | More by jrenihan
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the brewpub, served in a tulip glass. Almost-clear golden honey-coloured body with streams of visible carbonation. Nice frothy bright-white head leaves lots of sticky lacing.
The nose presents lots of pungent grain, yeast, slight funk, metallic minerals, light spices and a good sugary malt base. Pretty nice nose, though I prefer a little more spicing in a saison.
The flavour is more bitter and less sugary than expected. Sweet malt from the nose is replaced by a good dose of earthy, slightly-herbal hops. The buckwheat adds its light tanginess. Spicing is very subtle here, but I think I can make out pepper, coriander and something like nutmeg. Alcohol might be a little obvious, especially at only 6.5% ABV. Good stuff nonetheless.
Very decent feel; light-medium body made fuller by an active, but not distracting, carbonation.
Not the greatest saison I've had but certainly a good one. I like what the buckwheat added to the mix but could possibly stand to have even more, along with intensified spices and smoother alcohol. Definitely worth a try if you run into it.
Serving type: on-tap
08-06-2011 01:00:47 | More by eat
Saison Sarrazin from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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