Edge / Bridge Road Waldo - Bridge Road Brewers
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
3.5/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Collaboration between Bridge Road and Edge (which is itself a collaboration between Northdown and Beer Here). Brewed at Bridge Road. Tall 750ml bottle with a lurid pink label, purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. Shared with Sam.
Pours a vaguely pink hued amber, much more golden when held to the light. Head is off-white to pink, quite frothy and fine, and reasonably persistent. Some faint speckled lace, but not a lot. The body seems quite light and a little flat. Carbonation is fine however, and stays pretty static when tilted. Looks decent enough, I guess.
Nose is fruity with pink berries, and tart from the saison yeast. It strongly reminds me of another beer: almost certainly another berry saison, but I can't recall what it was. It's this slight acidity, the flavours of the berries without the sweetness, and the tartness that seems to accentuate, or be accentuated by, the carbonation. Slight banana esters come through as well. It's ok, but nothing that really excites me.
Taste is similar, although here there's a most definite banana character coming through quite strongly, leaving a sweet, fragrant bomb of overripe fruit on the palate before disappearing in a hurry. The berry character is muted, although the aromatics stick around when it's in my mouth. Finish is dry and a little astringent: some tartness, and a slight aspirin character. There's also a slight medicinal hint towards the back, something like American cherry. After it's all gone, there's a vague fragrance like pink marshmallows left in the mouth. Interesting, in any case.
Feel is light, but clean, with perhaps just a little too much carbonation.
Overall, it's not an astonishing beer. The berry adds something, but it's perhaps a failure of the underlying saison: it's pretty dry, light and straight, not aided by the reasonably aggressive carbonation. In the end, I'm a little bit underwhelmed.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2013 21:42:46 | More by lacqueredmouse
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I love a good berry beer and it pours a light apricot hue with a fluffy two finger head that stays and heaps of clingy lacing,the smell is mulberries,raspberries,a touch of bananna yeast,blueberries and a slight hint of herbal spice,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice spritzy carbonation and the taste is pretty much dominated by the berries mixed with a touch of bananna,a touch of Booze and finished with a mix of berries and earthy herbal hops and overall I like it the body and carbonation are nearly spot on for me for this style which is rarely seen and the blend of berries mix perfectly together with the base beer and yeah I already got another bottle.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 16:53:41 | More by ADZA
Edge / Bridge Road Waldo from Bridge Road Brewers
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