Saison Blanc - The Lost Abbey
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4/5 rDev +6.4%
(Served in a teku)
A- 4.5 This beer pours a golden yellow body that is 3/4 of a glass of white foam that pushes above the rim. The second pour is quite murky. There are columns of microbubbles traling up the glass.
S- 4 The dry hint of club soda has some clove qualities with a sweet yeasty note and some white tea leaves to finish. There is a soft floral aroma with some field corn and herbaceous qualities as it opens.
T- 4 The dry club soda blends with yeast esters and the finish is dry. Growing more dry as it opens. There is some green peppercorn bite that grows as the beer opens in the aftertaste.
M- 4 The light mouthfeel has a crisp tight fizz with no alcohol heat
O- 3.5 The nice flavor is cut by the really too dry finish that is made worse by the bitterness of the peppercorn. It would be nice to have more yeast character or raisins to balance that flavor.
08-18-2014 14:31:35 | More by rhoadsrage
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
375mL into a tulip. Pours a pale hazy yellow w/ a bright white head.
Aroma is intriguing. Lime? Chamomile? Cilantro? Pepper? Orange? I'm getting a lot of surprising smells but the label just says golden raisins and white pepper. Curious...
Taste is likewise complex and unique. Citrus, spice, blood orange, pepper. A rustic, earthy, grassy quality holds it together. Nicely juicy.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, balanced.
Overall a very different saison, and enjoyable.
07-25-2014 02:14:06 | More by draheim
Saison Blanc from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.