A Honey Of A Saison - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
4.15/5 rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a snifter glass
Appearance – Served a clear amber color with a one finger white head. The head has a light level of retention fading over time to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweet and wheaty. A strong wheat aroma mixed with a light fruit aroma of grapes, pear and peach create the bulk of the smell. Mixed with these is a lighter honey aroma as well as a little bit of notes of a floral like aroma. Overall it is quite pleasant.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor with a little bit of wheat mixed within. With these more malty tastes, is a sweet flavor of caramel and honey upfront. The caramel is soon lost, but the honey flavor persists throughout the taste. In the middle of the taste flavors of light fruits of grape and pear enter and last till the end. Flavors of some alcohol and a bit of bitterness and sourness comes to the tongue more at the end of the taste. These flavors actually help round out some of the sweeter flavors, in the end leaving a rather nice warming and semi-sweet flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is average as well. The medium body and higher carbonation (at least for a brew of 11.5%) was good for the sweeter flavors of the brew, but was not too over the top in thinness or carbonation to take away from the more boozy and malty flavors of the brew.
Overall- Its packs a sweet punch upfront and is quite high in alcohol, but still maintains a nice easy drinkability about it. I rather enjoyed this beer and would recommend it as a good sipper after dinner or a nice dessert style brew.
Serving type: on-tap
02-28-2013 14:57:18 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A: Pours an opaque copper with a tan head.
S: Orange blossom honey, strawberry, tropical fruit and malt thickly blanket and mask hoppier scents of orange and pine, as well as fruity yeast esters.
T: Wowzers… that's all I can say to describe my first sip. It is a sweet beer. Often honey doesn't come through so strong, but the first thing you taste is sweet wildflower and orange blossom honeys (the citric and floral notes may be from hops, but if they are, they are quite well blended, like hopped honey…. hopped honey! That should be a thing. Hopped everything!)… Following that are cinnamon, nutmeg, some orange/pine hoppiness, Like a hoppy saison in the finish. In later sips, more fruits, peach, even some poppy come through. This beer starts out sweet and finishes dry. Mouthfeel is very much like a typical saison.
M: Medium bodied, though perhaps a bit thicker than medium, and somewhat harsh.
O: Perhaps the whiskey I had earlier wrecked my pallet, but this seemed off to me. It's interesting, and perhaps worth a try. I'm just not sure.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 05:38:30 | More by BierJager89
A Honey Of A Saison from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
79 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.