Lil' Blaster - Half Acre Beer Company
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.25/5 rDev -11.9%
Growler from the source. Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A - White foam settles to wisps, a thick collar, and spotty lacework. Hazy golden body.
S - Slightly sulfurous, lemony hops, yeasty, with a bit of toasted grain, white peppers, and some medicinal gauze/band-aid notes.
T - The taste is very grainy, with a hefty dose of phenolic yeast, and minimal sweetness. Guessing this was a small beer of some sort, as it's super attenuated? Perhaps a touch of cereal sweetness. Surprising and mildly unpleasant pepper and bitterness in the finish.
M - Very dry, with pleasant carbonation. Medium-light body, and quite refreshing. Pretty nice for this style.
D - This was alright, but got quite fatiguing due to the intense phenolic and mildly sulfurous yeast notes. I'm just not a big fan of Half Acre's Saison yeast strain I guess. OK for a pour, but we couldn't even finish the growler.
08-06-2012 04:40:52 | More by MasterSki
4/5 rDev +8.4%
Poured from a 64oz growler into a Duvel glass.
A: Pours a peachy, straw-gold color with the perfect level of haziness. A pillow-y, just off-white head spreads out on top and displays impressive retention. Carbonation is apparent, but not overly active. A few drooping ropes of lace are left behind to decorate the glass.
S: Definite Saison yeast aromas. Clove mixed with plantains, grass clippings, apples, and some faintly tropical fruit.
T: The taste follows the smell closely with some interesting mineral-type notes, scallions, fresh ground black pepper, and toasty grains.
M: Quite dry and astringent fresh from the fridge. After warming for a bit the bracing dryness mellows out lets a subtle sweetness and peppery prickle poke through.
D: Nice & pretty traditional for a Half Acre Saison. I've grown accustomed to their dabbling in the SE Asian influences with their Saisons (Sunday In Saigon & Long Thai Rainbow Rye) so this one comes out of the gate pretty straight up. Temperature is the key and this one really opens up the warmer is gets.
08-03-2012 23:28:40 | More by GbVDave
Lil' Blaster from Half Acre Beer Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.