Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels - Nebraska Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pricey and might not be worth it for some looking for a huge big brew, as this is solid but not quite worth the $18.99 for the 750 at Casanova's.
Cloudy lemon juice yellow with a huge crown of whitish foam that stands for great length. A cake of lacing is sheeted thickly across the goblet.
Aroma is semi peppy and vibrant, dry and spicy with yeasty white pepper, zesty floral hops, with a light tone of sweet fruityness that brings in a bit of lemon and orange peel, peach, mango, and the mentioned apricot. Quite subtle and low-ended but appetizing none-the-less.
Taste has quite the subtle display of fruityness mixing with a some well balanced spiceyness about it. Zippy and tart with a stretched out squeeze play of lemon rinds and orange peel playing upon a brisk white grape crunchyness. Earthy spiced in dirty citrusy parts within its tartness. Its tartness is tame enough just to let in a light airy pep of pepper spice and floral hops. Only a light touch of apricot sweetness and fuzz appear in a light portion of the finish. Which adds an outstanding little touch to the overall tart tone that carries this the whole way through.
Body is mediumish with a peppy zip of bite to it along with a tart tang of yeast and citric fruit peels that has a long tone and texture of bittering parchyness on the cheeks and palate.
Overall, more white wine-like then what I'd like out of what a maltier Saison would be like for my particular tastes. But the balance here is sublime and very tolerable and I really enjoyed the play of dirty, earthy citrusy tartness, spice, and dryness.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2011 02:01:04 | More by tavernjef
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Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
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