Saison De Lente - The Bruery
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4.25/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a bright golden yellow body with a pillowy, three finger head that takes its time in backing down.
S - The nose is an intricate combination of floral hops and wild yeast basement funk. There are citrus (orange and lemon), stone fruit (apricot, white nectarine), and the slightest touch of tropical fruit (papaya and mango) notes. The funk is very well-integrated with the fruit and floral notes.
T - The hops come forward here, and the pleasant bitterness overpower some of the sweeter subtleties that were present on the nose. I'm not able to pick up the soft floral notes, but instead the orange and lemon hop flavors stand out. The funk remains pretty quiet, but I am able to catch it on the finish.
M - The hops come forward here and give the brew a crisp, clean mouthfeel. Very light, bright, and refreshing.
D - An outstanding hop-forward saison, perfect for warm weather. The best thing about this brew is the nose - complex and mysterious but still inviting and exciting. As the label notes, this brew would take very well to being aged for a year or two (or more!). I'd pair this brew with a fresh goat's milk cheese, for sure. If you're a fan of saisons, get your hands on this brew. Another winner from The Bruery!
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2009 02:16:00 | More by vrazionale
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Saison De Lente from The Bruery
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