Saison '88 25th Anniversary Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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2.2/5 rDev -39.6%
Saison 88 – Saison (5.5%) - Santa Fe Brewing Co. (New Mexico)
App: Slightly hazy, rich golden yellow color that's spot on for the style. Two finger rocky white head that settles slowly and retains well with a nice one finger head. Steady effervescence that maintains head. Slight lacing, but not remarkable.
Smell: Primarily grain in the high nose with a slight tropical fruit sweetness and soapy character. Not as pungent as some other saisons. Slightly yeasty with a little chalk.
Taste: Dry and somewhat earthy. Some notes of fruity esters of passion and dragon fruit. Lacking that slap of wallop yeastiness that I want in a Saison. Some slight herbaceous notes as the brew warms. Tiniest amount of alcohol in the background. Slightly sour with a lingering sour and bitter flavors after the swallow that is pleasant, but unremarkable.
Mouth: Medium thin body with somewhat light carbonation. Easily drinkable saison with nothing too special to recommend.
Home tasting, 12oz can into Tulip Glass. 1/3/14.
01-03-2014 22:13:11 | More by ZoomanCru
3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a monstrous bubbly white head that retains well an leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is earthy yeasty wheaty malts with some spice.
The flavor is sweet bready malts with some spice (coriander, clove) and a little banana. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an OK beer. More wheat than saison.
08-28-2013 23:38:05 | More by Beaver13
Saison '88 25th Anniversary Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.