Maitrise - Fulton Beer

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: XmnwildX12 on 05-09-2014

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have had this from a growler and on tap at the Pig & Fiddle.
A: Hazy copper amber under a thin white foam collar that leaves splotches of lace.
S: fruit, over ripe fruit, traces of banana.
T: fruit, caramel and biscuit, banana, hops are not aggressive F: Medium body, medium carbonation to a touch above
O: An easy to drink saison.

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About two fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A fruity and floral yeast driven aroma with hints of spices and dry fruit. Belgian yeast with a scent of farmhouse funk, pepper, and slight clove. Fruit esters of banana, pear, lemon zest, and apple. Pale malt hints of wheat, straw, grains, and biscuit. Also some hints of floral and earthy hops. A pretty nice Belgian style aroma.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a fruity, yeasty, and floral Belgian style taste with notes of dry fruit and spice. Upfront Belgian style yeast with some spice notes of pepper, farmhouse funk, and clove. Dried fruit notes of banana, pear, apple, and lemon. Bready malt notes of grains, wheat, straw, cracker, and biscuit. Subtle floral and earthy hop presence. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy, spicy, and smooth with a drying finish. Alcohol is masked well.

Overall: A pretty good take on an Imperial Farmhouse style ale. Good balance of spice and fruit esters. A nice imperial counterpart to Fulton’s Expat.

Photo of CraigP83
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has a nice golden orange hue. It looks like a DIPA. Just a slight barnyard funk. Taste like a refreshing saison no way I would have guessed the ABV.

Photo of mwilbur
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear golden hue with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch frothy white head with good retention.
S: Hint of spicy citrus, some farmhouse funk, toasted grains (?barley), white pepper, and mild earthy minerals. Just a faint hint of Nelson (white wine).
T: White grape, spicy grains, and some off funk notes. The pieces didn't quite come notes and a bit off balance.
M: Light-medium body. Hint of sweetness. Bitter and dry throughout. Becoming more bitter in the finish.
D: The idea was interesting with the Nelson Sauvin hops, but I don't think they quite fit with everything else here. I was intrigued by this beer, but unfortunately left disappointed.

Photo of Beerlover
4.74/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a DELICIOUS saison, the hard part about rating this is that its an imperial... Not many imperials of this style. This has everything a good farmhouse ale has but more intense flavor profiles, the clove is kept in check somehow thoe which i LOVE, not a big fan of the clove in most brews this style. This is an excellant example of a saison, muchless an imperial, very easy to drink yet rich at the same time. Abv is very very well masked, id guess this one around 6 to 6.5.

Maitrise from Fulton Beer
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.