Saison Du Swamp With Brettanomyces - Swamp Head Brewery
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Reviews by zeledonia:
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
Big thanks to cubanbeerguy for the bottle. Tasted 28 Feb 2014.
Pours clear pale golden yellow (until I stir up the yeast at the bottom). 1.5 fingers of white head, good retention, decent lacing.
Smell is awesome. Spicy saison yeast, earthy brett funk, and honey sweetness. A light floral touch in the back. Lovely.
Taste is bright and varied, with all sorts of interesting things going on. Peppery spice, floral lightness, fruity sweetness, and a soft bitter touch in the finish. Fantastic.
Feel is even better than the taste. Light-bodied but expansive, filling my mouth with flavor just like I want it to. Carbonation is perfect. Prickly and tingly up front, relaxing to foamy and buoyant as it progresses. Excellent.
This is potent, delicate, and massively varied. Such a well-crafted beer. My new almost-favorite brett saison, just a small notch below Boulevard's Saison-Brett.
03-01-2014 03:56:59 | More by zeledonia
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3.19/5 rDev -24.4%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy light orange. Decent white head. Medium collar.
Smell - Hmm. Citrus and vegetables. Odd. More citrus than vegetable, but it's still there. Apples. A hint of brett.
Taste - Again it's got a lot of citrus and apple. Very fruity. Some vegetable notes though. Grainy. Pale malt in the finish. I don't get a ton of brett.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall - I had an old bottle of the regular version of this and it was a brett monster. I'd be interested in aging this. Maybe those weird flavors will pass.
10-22-2013 01:50:14 | More by Alieniloquium
Saison Du Swamp With Brettanomyces from Swamp Head Brewery
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